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Huge recovery by Juventus in the first game after the Allegri sacking – turned 0-3 into 3-3


Bologna’s Kacper Urbanski and Juventus player Fabio Miretti in a duel on Wednesday. Photo: Michele Nucci/LaPresse via AP / NTB

Of NTB | 20.05.2024 22:39:34

Sport: Juventus and Bologna both had 67 points in Serie A ahead of Sunday’s meeting. A point to each of the teams means that the battle for third place in Serie A is alive and well with one game remaining in the season.

Fifth-placed Atalanta is also heavily involved in it. Only two points separate Juventus and Bologna, and in addition the Bergamo club has a game to spare.

The 22-year-old Riccardo Calafiori scored twice for Bologna in Monday’s game and was joined on the scoresheet by Argentine Santiago Castro. For a long time, the three scores seemed to hold in abundance for three very valuable points.

A quarter of an hour before full time, however, the visitors launched what was to be a solid recovery. Scores by Federico Chiesa, Arkadiusz Milik and Kenan Yildiz turned 0-3 into 3-3 in the space of eight minutes.

In the last round of the series, Monza is the opponent.

Last Friday, Juventus decided to fire Massimiliano Allegri coach. The decision was made just days after a furious Allegri made headlines following the 1-0 cup final win against Atalanta.

“The dismissal comes as a result of unsavory behavior during and after the Italian Cup final that the club considered incompatible with the values ​​of Juventus,” Juventus wrote after the sacking.

Juventus legend Paolo Montero has been given the responsibility of leading the big club through the season. The 52-year-old, who played for Juventus for a number of years, is actually the U19 coach at the Torino club.

He has never previously coached a Serie A team, but Juventus announced on Sunday that he will step in following Allegri’s sacking.

Both Bologna and Juventus are guaranteed a place in the Champions League next season, but for the latter the season is still not likely to end happily. “The Old Lady” has not won in six games.

The cup triumph was also Juventus’ first title in three years, and Allegri became the first coach to win the Coppa Italia five times.

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