Bologna - Juventus

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Coppa Italia
0-1 Bernardeschi | 0-2 Kean

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FT | Goals from Bernardeschi and Kean early in each half see the holders safely through to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. Ronaldo and Dybala only appeared late on but Bologna were no match for their illustrious opponents, failing to record a single shot on target.

'86 | Bologna's indifference to pressing can be seen on the stat sheet with Juventus defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini and Bonucci leading the way for touches. Ronaldo wins a corner which Bologna clear.

'82 | Benatia's withdrawal before kick-off forced Chiellini into the starting XI and Allegri has certainly lost nothing in terms of defensive aptitude. He and Bonucci have been imperious at the back.

'78 | A successful outing for Spinazzola - his first of the campaign - comes to a close. Alex Sandro is his replacement. Soriano caps his forgettable debut with a yellow card, cynically clipping Dybala's heels.

'73 | The ineffective Destro makes way for veteran striker Palacio. Dybala gets just over 10 minutes of regulation time to pose a few problems as he comes on for Douglas Costa.

'69 | Pulgar blazes an audacious attempt well wide of the target and Szczesny is still yet to make a save as we tick towards the final 15 minutes. Pulgar has another go, this time sending a hurried volley safely past the left post. Bologna have been too impatient in patches.

'65 | Can's poor touch scuppers a promising move and he proceeds to boot the ball into the distance, earning himself a yellow card.

'61 | No reprieve for Bologna as Kean's departure only means the introduction of Ronaldo for the final half hour or so. Soriano's cross in from the left entices only a poor header out of Sansone, who looks to the sky in frustration.

'57 | Dijks swings in a cross that flies beyond the assembled pack in the penalty area. Mattiello's follow-up delivery is cut out for a corner.

'53 | Retrieving one goal always looked a tall order for Bologna and two seems well beyond their capabilities. The hosts have managed five shots in total and none on target.

'49 | GOAL! Bologna - Juventus 0-2. Kean! It's a tap-in for Kean and Juventus lead 2-0 early in the second half. Douglas Costa cuts in from the right and sees his deflected shot drop perfectly into Kean's path for a straightforward poked finish.

HT | Juventus take a richly deserved lead into the break thanks to Bernardeschi's ninth-minute strike. They've been in control since and, though Dijks did have a rare sight of goal right at the end of the half, Bologna have created precious little in attack.

'42 | Helander receives some attention on the pitch after being caught in the face by Douglas Costa's bicycle kick. Sloppy from Calabresi as he's harried into conceding a corner by Khedira.

'38 | Bologna manage to scramble clear De Sciglio's low cross, the right-back having ventured to the byline with purpose. They are yet to register a shot on target. Destro and Sansone are finding it difficult to link up in attack.

'34 | Bonucci threatens! The centre-back heads powerfully from Bernardeschi's corner, although it's straight at a thankful Da Costa. Bernardeschi becomes the first player into the book after impeding Dijks' progress.

'30 | Kean slices a difficult shot high and wide when a pass to Khedira might have been the better option. Still, the young striker is looking lively. Sansone's cut-back from the left comes invitingly through to Svanberg in the box, but the midfielder completely scuffs his left-footed finish.

'26 | Bologna appeal for a back-pass against Bonucci after Szczesny gathers an awkward touch from the defender. The referee isn't interested.

'22 |  Juventus have totally dominated the opening 20 minutes in enemy territory. They've managed more than 75 per cent of possession thus far. Khedira, wearing the captain's armband for Juventus, flashes a shot harmlessly past the near post.

'18 | Another moment of alarm for Bologna as Bonucci gets a touch to Pjanic's dinked free-kick. Calabresi is there to shepherd it wide.

'14 | De Sciglio's pass is loose and it looks for a moment like it might open up for Destro. The striker takes his shot early, though, and it's blocked by Bonucci, before Can fires wide at the other end.

'10 | GOAL! Bologna - Juventus 0-1. Bernardeschi! The holders lead early and Bologna only have themselves to blame. Da Costa comes out to claim a high ball but collides with the back-tracking Calabresi and spills the ball, allowing Bernardeschi to fire home under little pressure.

'8 | Chiellini's attempted pass into the box is cut out. The Italy defender was not expected to start the match, but he was thrust into the XI after fellow centre-back Benatia withdrew late.

'4 | Juventus, as expected, are seeing plenty of the ball in these opening exchanges. They'll need to use it wisely considering the quality of the pitch is perhaps not what they are used to in Turin.

KICK OFF | And we're off!

 

XI Bologna | Da Costa; Calabresi, Danilo, Helander; Mattiello, Svanberg, Pulgar, Soriano, Dijks; Destro, Sansone

XI Juventus | Szczesny; De Sciglio, Benatia, Bonucci, Spinazzola; Can, Pjanic, Khedira; Bernardeschi, Kean, Costa.