Bologna 0-2 Juventus: Massimiliano Allegri’s men reach quarter-finals of Coppa Italia

Bologna 0-2 Juventus: Massimiliano Allegri’s men reach quarter-finals of Coppa Italia as Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean strike in each half

  • Juventus have comfortably reached the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia
  • The Italian champions overcame Bologna at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Saturday
  • Federico Bernardeschi broke the deadlock for the visitors after nine minutes
  • Moise Kean then doubled the lead for the visitors five minutes after half time 

Ap Reporter

Juventus took the first step towards a record fifth consecutive Coppa Italia triumph with a 2-0 win over Bologna on Saturday that ensured the defending champions will join AC Milan and Lazio in the quarter-finals.

Goals from Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean either side of the break gave Juve a comfortable win as coach Massimiliano Allegri left Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala on the bench.

The Turin club have won the league and cup double in Italy for the last four years and are aiming to become the first team from Europe’s top five leagues to win five national cup titles in a row, although Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are chasing the same objective this season. 

Juventus celebrate scoring their second goal as they comfortably beat Bologna on Saturday

Juventus celebrate scoring their second goal as they comfortably beat Bologna on Saturday

Moise Kean (centre) took advantage of a ricocheted Douglas Costa shot to score a second

Moise Kean (centre) took advantage of a ricocheted Douglas Costa shot to score a second

Kean celebrated alongside Sami Khedira (right) as Juventus created a two-goal cushion

Kean celebrated alongside Sami Khedira (right) as Juventus created a two-goal cushion

Bernardeschi profited from an error by Bologna goalkeeper Angelo da Costa to sweep the ball into an unguarded net after nine minutes, before teenage striker Kean pounced on a loose ball to score his second Juventus goal early in the second half.

Juventus progressed to the quarter-finals for the 12th year in a row, a tournament record.

Earlier on Saturday, AC Milan secured passage to the next round with a 2-0 extra-time win over Sampdoria that came courtesy of two volleyed goals from substitute Patrick Cutrone. Lazio will join them thanks to a 4-1 win over third-division Novara in Rome.

Cagliari or Atalanta will face Juventus in the quarter-finals at the end of January, while Milan set up a clash with Napoli or Sassuolo and Lazio will take on the winner of Sunday’s meeting between Inter Milan and Benevento. 

Federico Bernardeschi pounced on a error at the back for Bologna to break the deadlock

Federico Bernardeschi pounced on a error at the back for Bologna to break the deadlock

Bernardeschi celebrates scoring Juventus' first goal inside nine minutes for the visitors

Bernardeschi celebrates scoring Juventus’ first goal inside nine minutes for the visitors


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