Wednesday March 7, 2012 Day 23 Finished Stadio Dall'Ara

Bologna 1 - 1 Juventus

  • Di Vaio 17’
  • Vucinic 59’

  1. Juve held by spirited Bologna

    Juve held by spirited Bologna

    Mirko Vucinic earned Juventus a 1-1 draw at Bologna - but it was not enough to bring them level with AC Milan at the top of Serie A. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bologna
    • Juventus
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! All square in this match. It ends 1-1. Juve a couple of points behind Milan at the top of the table.
    • 89' Doesn't look like theire is going to be another goal here. A 1-1 draw on the cards.
    • 88' Raggi drags a volley wide of the target from 25 yards out. We are into two minutes of time added on.
    • 87' A booking for Vidal after he hauls back Perez. Free-kick from 30 yards out for Bologna.
    • 86' Pirlo slides the ball to Lichsteiner, whose cross is whacked clear by the home defence.
    • 85' Di Vaio hauls back Vidal with a crude late challenge. A free-kick to Juve.
    • 84' Lichsteiner with a ball at the halfway line. Gives the ball away. Juve still going for the winner with 10 men.
    • 83' Simone Padoin arrives to take over from Simone Pepe for Juventus.
    • 82' Buffon knocks the ball off Kone. Was a risky move there as the ball flies off the park for a goalkick.
    • 81' Portanova takes out Quagliarella with a late challenge. A booking for Portanova.
    • 80' A red card for Bonucci! Second yellow for a late tackle on Ramirez at the halfway line. Juve will finish this one with 10 men.
    • 79' De Ceglie races back. Throws his head at the ball as it flies behind for a corner to Bologna.
    • 78' Alessandro Del Piero looking on with some intensity from the bench.
    • 77' Emanuele Giaccherini takes over from Mirko Vucinic for Juve.
    • 76' A change coming for Juventus. Vucinic departs to be replaced by Quagliarella.
    • 75' Pepe with the ball from out wide, but just overhits the cross again. Bologna playing on the break as much as possible.
    • 74' Antonio Conte’s side have conceded just three goals over their last seven games; overall, they boast the best defence of this competition - only 14 goals conceded.
    • 73' Rubin produces a poor cross from out wide. Disappointing delivery from out wide.
    • 72' Vidal clatters Ramirez late with a clumsy challenge. A free-kick for Bologna 25 yards out.
    • 71' Meanwhile Juve coach Conte has been sent off for complaining to the fourth official. He will need to see out this match from the stands.
    • 70' Pulzetti in a foot race with De Ceglie. Appeals for a Juve penalty, but the referee doesn't want to know.
    • 69' Ramirez decides to go for goal from distance, but never on target. Buffon with the goalkick.
    • 68' Juve look a different side since finding that equaliser, but Kone brings the ball forward for the home side.
    • 67' Borriello slips the ball wide of the target with Juve again pressing forward. Lovely play out wide by Pepe.
    • 66' Bologna make another change as Nico Pulzetti comes on for Alessandro Diamanti.
    • 65' Change for the home side as Panagiotis Kone replaces György Garics.
    • 64' Gillet concedes the corner, but it comes to nothing. A concerted effort by Juve to grab the winner that will carry them top of Serie A alongside Milan.
    • 62' A superb save by Gillet to keep out a couple of efforts. Not sure how Bologna survived that moment. Fine header by Lichsteiner, but Gillet was there to make the stop.
    • 61' None of the last six games involving Bologna has produced more than two goals. Will we get a third here?
    • 60' Juventus suddenly flying into tackles. Pouring forward with some relish here.
    • 59' Pepe earns a free-kick after a pretty wretched challenge by Perez, who is booked for that tackle.
    • 58' For once, Bologna caught on their heels as the visitors cut them open. Lovely pass by Pirlo to pick out his companion.
    • 57' GOAL! Vucinic chips the ball over Gillet and Juve are level! What a move. All change here.
    • 56' Juventus with nine shots at goal while Bologna have mustered four so far. No nearer a Juve goal it must be said.
    • 55' Pepe collects the ball out wide. Crosses into the area, but Antonsson is on hand to thrash the ball up the park.
    • 54' Ramirez on the deck after taking a sore one in the air from Caceres.
    • 53' Marchisio showing some neat skills out wide. Crosses the ball into the box but too near Gillet who collects with some ease.
    • 52' Di Vaio can't control the ball in the Juve box. He prods it wide of goal. Buffon with the goalkick.
    • 51' The pattern of the first period continues with Bologna defending stoutly.
    • 50' Pirlo goes down 25 yards out, but no free-kick. Bologna then speed to the other end as Di Vaio slams the ball over the bar from distance.
    • 49' Gillet is out to the edge of the box to claim the ball after Lichsteiner is brought down by Di Vaio.
    • 48' Decent hit by Ramirez! Fires a volley at goal from 25 yards out, but the ball flies over the bar. Was a good effort. Just too high.
    • 47' Lichsteiner on the dash for Juve. He scampers over the halfway line, but Bologna are again quick to close down space.
    • 46' Players back out for the second period. Juventus get us off and running in the second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. A 1-0 lead for Bologna in this match. Work to be done for Juventus in the second period.
    • 44' One minute to be added to the half...
    • 43' Pepe overhits another cross ball as we head towards the break in this one.
    • 42' Antonsson with a superb clearance from the heart of the Bologna box. Has been a rock in the first period.
    • 41' Juventus with 57% of possession in this first period, but no goals to show for it. Can they grab a leveller before the break?
    • 40' Pirlo dinks the ball into the home area, but straight through to Gillet in the Bologna goal.
    • 39' Bologna deal with the danger before Lichsteiner overhits a pass trying to pick out Pirlo. Ball out of play and Bologna have some respite.
    • 38' Home manager Stefano Pioli is out on his touchline making his feelings known as Juve win another corner.
    • 37' Bologna flying into these tackles like their lives depend upon it. Juve pick up again at the halfway line.
    • 36' Marchisio complaining to the referee about some of the attention he is being subjected to in the middle of the park by Garics.
    • 35' Vidal slams a shot at goal from 25 yards out. Ball was always rising over the bar. Boss Conte not impressed with that effort.
    • 34' Pirlo has gone into the book for his earlier challenge on Perez.
    • 33' Vidal with a ball across the face of goal, but again...no takers on hand. Has been the story of this match so far.
    • 32' Pirlo clatters Perez with a late challenge as he dashed from the halfway line. Free-kick to Bologna at the halfway line.
    • 31' Juventus are the visiting side with the most wins at the Dall’Ara in the top-flight with 26. Not easy seeing one coming at the moment.
    • 30' Marchisio back to tidy up for Juventus after Di Vaio slipped the ball across the face of the visiting goal.
    • 29' Offside flag goes up against Pepe as he dashed through the middle.
    • 28' Portanova taken out of the action late by Borriello.
    • 27' Rubin taken out of the action by Lichtsteiner. Plenty of challenges flying in out there.
    • 26' Juve coach Antonio Conte looks on from the sidelines with his arms folded.
    • 25' Wasted attempt really as Pirlo sets up Marchisio 35 yards out. The shot is charged down by a home shirt.
    • 24' Vidal tries to pick out Borriello on the run, but Bologna have the numbers back to deal with the danger. Juve have their second corner of the match.
    • 23' Juve keeping the ball at the back. Opting to go backwards, but very tough with the home fans getting right behind this Bologna side.
    • 22' Ramirez is fouled by Bonucci. And that is the first booking of the match for Juve's Bonucci.
    • 21' Bologna with ten men behind the ball. Difficult for Juve to cut open the home side as Gillet hammers it long down the park again.
    • 20' Certainly a team in form, but that was their first real attack of the match and they find them themselves ahead. Bologna keeping possession again.
    • 19' Bologna have lost just one of their last five games in this competition, 2-0 at home against Roma – two wins and two draws complete their recent record.
    • 18' As we stand, Bologna will move up to ninth spot in the table. Borriello getting no joy out of Raggi at the back there.
    • 17' Cool, cool finish. Lovely pass through the middle by Gaston Ramirez to cut open the visitors for that goal.
    • 16' GOAL! Di Vaio beats the offside trap before sliding the ball beyond Buffon. Bologna have the lead. Was onside. 1-0 to the home side.
    • 15' Juventus keeping the ball again at the back before Bonucci hammers a shot well over the bar from distance.
    • 14' Pirlo dashes into the home area. Chips the ball into the box but just too much gas on the cross as the ball drops harmlessly out of play.
    • 13' Juventus are unbeaten at the Dall’Ara in their last nine meetings, and have dropped just three points in this run.
    • 12' So close to the opening goal! Pirlo's free-kick hits off the top of the wall before staggering inches wide. Bologna fortunate to escape there.
    • 11' Portanova then catches Borriello late, and Juve have a chance to work Gillet here from 25 yards out.
    • 10' Raggi tries to keep the ball in play out wide from Gillet's clearance, but fails. Ball is out of play. A throw-in to Juventus.
    • 9' Diamanti throws a cross in from out wide. That ball dipping and swerving, but just eludes the goal. Buffon happy to see that one sail wide.
    • 8' Vival goes right through the back of Ramirez with a late challenge. Took no prisoners there. Juve continue to look the likelier side.
    • 7' A cool piece of defending there by Garics to nod the ball back to Gillet in the Bologna goal.
    • 6' Bologna have won just one of their last 20 Serie A games against Juventus, 2-0 in Turin last season.
    • 5' Juve certainly starting this match on the front foot. Marchisio catches Diamanti with a late challenge. Free-kick to Bologna.
    • 4' Raggi back to slam the ball clear after Juve broke at some speed. Marchisio almost in for the opening goal. Nice play by Juve.
    • 3' Lovely little piece of play by Borriello to turn and fire a shot at goal. Gillet dives low to his right to make a comfortable stop.
    • 2' Vucinic can't keep the ball in play out wide before Bologna goalkeeper Gillet knocks it long down the pitch.
    • 1' Bologna get this match off and running. Lovely night for football.
    • 17.25 Marco Borriello starts in defence for Juventus with Mirko Vucinic and Simone Pepe also given the nod up front. Bologna are missing the Robert Acquafresca and Archimede Morieo. Marco Di Vaio is supported by Alessandro Diamanti and Gaston Ramirez. Teams on their way out here.
    • 17.20 Teams for tonight's match: Bologna: Gillet; Raggi, Portanova, Antonsson, Garics; Mudingayi, Perez, Rubin; Diamanti, Ramirez; Di Vaio..subs: Agliardi, Sorensen, Cherubin, Pulzetti, Taider, Kone, Belfodil////Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Caceres, Bonucci, De Ceglie; Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio; Pepe, Vucinic, Borriello..subs: Storari, Padoin, Giaccherini, Elia, Quagliarella, Del Piero, Matri
    • 17.15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Bologna against Juventus from Stadio Dall'Ara. Juve chase a win to go top of Serie A alongside Milan.
  • Summary

    • 80' A red card for Bonucci! Second yellow for a late tackle on Ramirez at the halfway line. Juve will finish this one with 10 men.
    • 57' GOAL! Vucinic chips the ball over Gillet and Juve are level! What a move. All change here.
    • 48' Decent hit by Ramirez! Fires a volley at goal from 25 yards out, but the ball flies over the bar. Was a good effort. Just too high.
    • 16' GOAL! Di Vaio beats the offside trap before sliding the ball beyond Buffon. Bologna have the lead. Was onside. 1-0 to the home side.
    • 12' So close to the opening goal! Pirlo's free-kick hits off the top of the wall before staggering inches wide. Bologna fortunate to escape there.
    • 17.20 Teams for tonight's match: Bologna: Gillet; Raggi, Portanova, Antonsson, Garics; Mudingayi, Perez, Rubin; Diamanti, Ramirez; Di Vaio..subs: Agliardi, Sorensen, Cherubin, Pulzetti, Taider, Kone, Belfodil////Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Caceres, Bonucci, De Ceglie; Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio; Pepe, Vucinic, Borriello..subs: Storari, Padoin, Giaccherini, Elia, Quagliarella, Del Piero, Matri

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Bologna

    Manager: Stefano Pioli

  • Juventus

    Manager: Antonio Conte

  • Line-up

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 6.7 -
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      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card 6.4 -
      Substitution Out66′ 6.3 -
      Substitution Out87′ 6.2 -
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 6.6 -
      Substitution Out66′ 6.6 -
      Goal 7.7 -
      Subs
      Substitution In66′ 4.9 -
      Substitution In66′ 4.9 -
      Substitution In87′ 5.7 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Red Card 3.4 -
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      Midfielders
      Yellow Card 5.3 -
      Yellow Card 4.4 -
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      Strikers
      Substitution Out85′ 4.5 -
      Goal Substitution Out79′ 4.7 -
      Substitution Out79′ 3.5 -
      Subs
      Substitution In79′ 4.9 -
      Substitution In85′ 5 -
      Substitution In79′ 5.2 -