Sports, Football

Juve ease pressure with Bologna win


By AFP
Published : 03 Oct 2022 07:47 PM

Juventus swept aside Bologna 3-0 on Sunday to ease their recent troubles as Atalanta continued their dream start to the Serie A season with a 1-0 win over Fiorentina which kept them level on points with leaders Napoli.

A routine third league win of the season against dismal opposition will stave off questions about coach Massimiliano Allegri's future until at least next weekend, when they travel to champions AC Milan.

They are seventh, seven points behind the leading duo of Napoli and Atalanta thanks to Filip Kostic's first goal for the club midway through the first half and two more after the break from strike pairing Dusan Vlahovic and Arkadiusz Milik.

"We hadn't won a game for a month, when we got back to the dressing room we almost couldn't believe it," said Allegri to DAZN.

"We have to take it one step at a time, hopefully we can close the gap like we did last season."

Before facing Milan they host Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday with a win over the Israelis essential for their hopes of reaching the Champions League's knockout rounds.

Fans of Italy's biggest club are not filling the Allianz Stadium in Turin and they will not be won over by a home win over Bologna, who are one point above the relegation zone and have shown no signs of improvement since replacing Sinisa Mihajlovic with Thiago Motta earlier this month.