Italian Champions Juventus moved a place from fourth to third on the Serie A league table with a 2-0 win over Bologna to mount pressure on first and second place rivals, AC and Inter Milan, who dropped vital points on Saturday, failing to put a stronghold on their positions in the log.
Arthur Melo, who joined Juve from Barcelona last season, opened the scoring with it a long-range shit, which took a little deflection 15 minutes into the game.
It was the Ex-Barcelona player’s first goal in 19 appearances for Juventus, and the Old ladies held on to it into the break after a few missed chances in the first half.
After the break, Pirlo’s men maintained the Tempo and pressure and soon got recorded with a second in the 71st minute courtesy of American midfielder Weston McKennie’s header.
Mckennie could have made it three just moments later, but he was denied. Nonetheless, his fourth goal in 21 games for Huge since moving from Bundesliga side Schalke was enough to hand the defending champions a much-needed win.
Though AC Milan is leading with 43 points and Juve is 7 points behind, they record a welcome one for Pirlo and his men who have endured a somewhat mixed run in the form so far this season.