Juventus defeated 2-0 Bologna, in local condition, at Juventus Stadium, in the game corresponding to matchday 19 of Serie A, and took advantage of the defeat of the leader Milan to get into the fight for the championship.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who played his second consecutive game after being absent for a few weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was the starter in the commitment. The Colombian was located as a right back and ended up as one of the figures of the match.
In defense he had no major problems, he fulfilled his work when it came to having to mark the rivals who tried to overwhelm him and create dangerous plays. In the attack he was sharp and took advantage of his speed to make several offensive starts that ended up in the Bologna area.
The best weapon of the Turin team was the counterattack and with Cuadrado they found the spaces on the right wing to create scoring opportunities. With that strategy Juan Guillermo was twice hand in hand with the goalkeeper and was very close to scoring.
The first took place after a surgical pass by Cristiano Ronaldo and a ride from his own field of more than 30 meters. The Colombian entered the heart of the area and took a powerful shot that went over the crossbar.
The second chance also came with a counterattack by the right back, which ended with a shot inside the area. This time the Bologna goalkeeper controlled the shot and sent the ball to the corner kick.
In addition, he was in charge of giving the goal pass for the second goal for Vecchia Signora.
In delivering the ball, Cuadrado was 81 percent effective and fared better when Juventus attacked his rival’s back with deep balls down the right wing.. The winger had contact with the ball 97 times, making 54 passes, 44 of them correctly.
This victory brings his squad closer to the UEFA Champions League spots. With 36 points he is fifth in the table.
Next Saturday, Juventus will face Sampdoria for matchday 20 of the Italian championship.