Serie A: Juventus held back, under threat from Roma

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Juventus drew against Bologna (1-1) on day 33 of Serie A this Saturday. Bianconeri waited until the end of the match, reduced to 9 against an opponent, to equalize through Dusan Vlahovic. They are now threatened by Roma, who could go three points behind on Monday if they win against Napoli.

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Juventus (4th) had to wait for eleven to nine to snatch the equalizer against the tough Bologna (1-1), an opportunity to move closer to the top 4, succeeding Roma (5th), during the 33rd day on Saturday. be provided. Monday in Naples.

Dusan Vlahovic recorded his 23rd goal and popped up to avoid an embarrassing home reverse against 13th in the table. The Serb extended a scissor recovery from Alvaro Morata (90+5) with a header. Cruel to Bologna who had a fine shot against Bianconeri – wearing an unusual blue and orange jersey – thanks to a goal from Marko Arnatovic, was forgotten by the central defense (52nd).

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But two exclusions just seconds away from Gary Meddle (84th) after Adama Soumaro were too many. The first was held out for a foul in the final defender’s position on Morata as reported by VAR, and the second was held out for protesting too much. At the age of eleven, Bologna had resisted well, especially thanks to a decisive goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski in front of Matijs de Ligt (58th), after being saved from his post on a header from Danilo two minutes later. .

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This Bianconeri draw (4th, 63 points), seen by Alessandro del Piero for his first appearance at Juventus Stadium since his departure from the “Old Lady” in 2012, could reopen the debate for a fourth qualifying spot for the Champions League .

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Roma (5th, 57 points) could actually come back three lengths in the event of Monday’s breakthrough against Naples (3rd). “We must not get bogged down in panic,” Turin coach Massimiliano Allegri assured. “If we had won tonight, fourth place was not guaranteed, there are still a lot of points (to take), we should continue to improve in our attitude”, he said.

Lazio (7th) missed the opportunity to finish 5th in the evening, which was pushed by Torino before equalizing in the extreme in extra time (1–1). Thanks to Ciro Immobile, the author of his 25th goal of the season and therefore his 180th goal in Serie A. He joins Fabio Quagliarella as the top scorer in the activity.

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Giallorossi must also continue to look back. Because Fiorentina (6th) is only a length away from Roma after their narrow win over poorly ranked Venice (1-0).

Venice, 18th and first relegation, had a poor operation seeing the deficit extend to six points on Cagliari (17th), who secured a precious victory against Sassuolo (1–0).

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Salernitana, the Red Lanterns drew nine points from the Sardinians, showing for their part that they did not win at Sampdoria Genoa (2–1).

“Samp”, whose maintenance is yet to be ascertained (16th, seven points ahead of the red zone), surprised from the start by yielding in quick succession on a header from Federico Fazio (4th), then a tumble (6th) from Ederson. ).

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“We’ve shown that we work hard, that we believe in keeping, there are still a lot of matches left, we’ll see what happens”, DAZN tasted on Frank Ribery, defending Salerno’s first success To enter the second half. 9 January.

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