Italian Serie A
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Bologna 1-4 Juventus: Juve win to seal Champions League place

Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata is the second Spanish player to reach double figures in Serie A goals for Juventus in a single season, after Fernando Llorente (16) in 2013-14

Juventus secured their place in next season's Champions League with a final-day victory over Bologna in Serie A.

Andrea Pirlo's side began the day fifth but took advantage of Napoli's 1-1 draw with Verona to finish fourth.

Juve cruised into a 3-0 half-time lead through goals by Federico Chiesa, Alvaro Morata and Adrien Rabiot.

Spaniard Morata scored his second shortly after the restart, before Riccardo Orsolini grabbed a late consolation for the hosts.

Elsewhere, AC Milan beat Atalanta - who had already sealed a top-four finish - to finish above their opponents in second place and book their Champions League spot.

Juventus, Italian champions for the past nine years, faced the prospect of a first season without Champions League football since 2011-12.

They never looked at risk of dropping points after Chiesa's sixth-minute opener - which arrived after Rabiot's shot rebounded off the crossbar - and Morata's header from Paulo Dybala's pass after 29 minutes put the visitors in control.

Rabiot added a third before half-time with a low finish from Dejan Kulusevski's pass to effectively end the contest, before Morata produced a sublime touch before slotting in to make it 4-0 in the second half.

After Amir Rrahmani's 60th-minute strike for Napoli, Davide Faraoni equalised for Verona to send Gennaro Gattuso's side into the Europa League.

Franck Kessie scored a penalty at the end of both the first and second half to seal victory for AC Milan, who had not competed in the Champions League since 2013-14.

They finish 12 points behind champions Inter Milan, who celebrated their Serie A title with a 5-1 win over Udinese.

Line-ups

Bologna

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Skorupski
  • 14Tomiyasu
  • 17MedelBooked at 43minsSubstituted forAntovat 57'minutes
  • 5Soumaoro
  • 29De SilvestriSubstituted forFaragòat 68'minutes
  • 30SchoutenSubstituted forBaldurssonat 80'minutes
  • 32Svanberg
  • 11Skov OlsenSubstituted forOrsoliniat 57'minutes
  • 55VignatoSubstituted forSansoneat 57'minutes
  • 99Barrow
  • 24Palacio

Substitutes

  • 1da Costa Júnior
  • 7Orsolini
  • 10Sansone
  • 15Mbaye
  • 16Poli
  • 18Baldursson
  • 26Antov
  • 34Ravaglia
  • 43Faragò
  • 80Juwara
  • 82Urbanski

Juventus

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1SzczesnySubstituted forPinsoglioat 67'minutes
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 4de LigtSubstituted forBonucciat 45'minutes
  • 3ChielliniSubstituted forArthurat 58'minutes
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 44Kulusevski
  • 13DaniloSubstituted forBernardeschiat 68'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 22ChiesaSubstituted forMcKennieat 58'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 10Dybala
  • 9MorataBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 5Arthur
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 8Ramsey
  • 14McKennie
  • 19Bonucci
  • 28Demiral
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 38Frabotta
  • 41Fagioli
  • 53Andrade Sanches Correia
  • 77Buffon
Referee:
Paolo Valeri

Match Stats

Home TeamBolognaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home20
Away21
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bologna 1, Juventus 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bologna 1, Juventus 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Bologna. Mattias Svanberg tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mattias Svanberg (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicola Sansone.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Arthur.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

  9. Post update

    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Musa Barrow (Bologna) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Bologna 1, Juventus 4. Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Musa Barrow (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Valentin Antov.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andri Fannar Baldursson (Bologna).

  15. Post update

    Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Weston McKennie.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Weston McKennie tries a through ball, but Dejan Kulusevski is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Weston McKennie (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arthur.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bologna. Andri Fannar Baldursson replaces Jerdy Schouten.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Musa Barrow (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 23rd May 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan38287389355491
2AC Milan38247774413379
3Atalanta38239690474378
4Juventus38239677383978
5Napoli38245986414577
6Lazio38215126155668
7Roma381881268581062
8Sassuolo381711106456862
9Sampdoria38157165254-252
10Hellas Verona381112154648-245
11Genoa381012164758-1142
12Bologna381011175165-1441
13Fiorentina38913164759-1240
14Udinese381010184258-1640
15Spezia38912175272-2039
16Cagliari38910194359-1637
17Torino38716155069-1937
18Benevento38712194075-3533
19Crotone3865274592-4723
20Parma38311243983-4420
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