Juventus returned to winning ways in Serie A after earning a convincing 3-0 victory at the Allianz Stadium against struggling Bologna on Sunday evening.
Filip Kostic opened the scoring in the first half and scored his first goal in Italian football in the process before Dusan Vlahovic and Arkadiusz Milik secured the three points in the second half.
Serbian duo give Juventus advantage
It was thanks to the Serbian pairing of Vlahovic and Kostic that Juventus took the lead after 24 minutes. A lateral pass from Bologna winger Nicola Sansone fell to the feet of Vlahovic, who dribbled into the opposition half and switched the ball to his left. Kostic was able to take a touch in the box and then chipped the ball past Rossoblu goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski.
The Bianconeri had some other chances to double their lead, but they had to wait until the 59th minute for their second of the match. After a swift counter-attack, Weston McKennie crossed from the right wing and Vlahovic headed the ball into the net.
Juventus made it 3-0 just three minutes later when Bologna failed to clear a corner and substitute Juan Cuadrado sent a looping header into the penalty area for Arkadiusz Milik to hit the ball with a stunning volley.
Bologna fail to put Juventus under serious threat
As impressive as Juventus were, Bologna did not produce much of a fight or look capable of producing a shock result in Turin.
Juve had opportunities to increase their advantage but they could not add further gloss to the scoreline. Meanwhile, the Rossoblu had a few chances to get a goal of their own when the Bianconeri were content to sit on their lead.
Andrea Cambiaso nearly pulled one back, but his attempt on the volley was sent wide, and Riccardo Orsolini could have also scored a consolation goal but his effort flashed across goal.
Juventus leap up to seventh on the Serie A table with 13 points whereas Bologna are 17th and one point above the relegation zone.