Dusan Vlahovic’s header rescued a late point for a lifeless Juventus against the nine men of Bologna on Saturday evening.
The visitors were coasting towards their first victory over the Bianconeri since 2011 before a pair of red cards with ten minutes remaining derailed their cause. Gary Medel was shown two yellow cards in quick succession for arguing with the referee after he’d opted to dismiss Adama Soumaoro for a challenge on Alvaro Morata following VAR intervention.
That sequence gave Juventus hope, and they were able to snatch a point in stoppage time as Vlahovic nodded home Alvaro Morata’s acrobatic shot-cum-cross from close range.
Still, the late drama won’t be enough to paper over another dismal Bianconeri performance, as they dropped two points in the race for the top-four.
Here are the Juventus player ratings from the game.
Goalkeeper & Defenders
Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – 5.5/10 – Forced to improvise with the ball at his feet on occasions as Juve’s shaky build-up almost cost them. Tek was rounded by Arnautovic for Bologna’s goal but wasn’t tested otherwise.
Mattia De Sciglio (RB) – 5.5/10 – Not much to discuss, to be honest. Offered little off the right but improved after switching over to the opposite flank where he was given more freedom to advance into the final third.
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – 5.5/10 – Was caught in between two minds for Arnaoutovic’s goal and missed a big chance to equalise before being forced off with an injury.
Giorgio Chiellini (CB) – 6/10 – The veteran made a brilliant intervention to deny the visitors in the first half and defended his box with typical grit for the most part.
Luca Pellegrini (LB) – 6/10 – Didn’t get forward as much as he probably should’ve done, but nonetheless created Juve’s best chance before he was withdrawn before the hour. Wasn’t tested much defensively.