Bologna vs. Juventus: 5 Things We Learned from This Serie A Match

Matteo BonettiContributor IMarch 16, 2013

Bologna vs. Juventus: 5 Things We Learned from This Serie A Match

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    A 2-0 away win for Juventus against Bologna ensured their logical clinching of the Italian title. 

    Goals from Mirko Vucinic and Claudio Marchisio sealed the win against a Bologna side that really has nothing more to play for. They are comfortably away from the relegation zone but nowhere near any European spots. 

    Anyway, on to the top five things we learned from this Serie A match!

Juventus Have Snapped Up the Title

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    If you weren't sure already last week, let this recent result make up your mind. With eight matches remaining in the Serie A, Juventus now have a 12-point lead over second-place Napoli.

    While it isn't a mathematical certainty, you can rely on good old common sense to make this decision and award an early congratulatory note to Juventus, which have won their second straight Scudetto.

    Now there won't be any more controversy about the "30 sul campo" debate.

It's Time for Alessandro Diamanti to Go to a Big Club

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    The Bologna trequartista is far too talented to rot on a team just hoping to steer clear of the relegation zone.

    Blessed with one of the most fantastic left foots in Serie A, Diamanti is a free-kick specialist with exemplary vision.

    The Italian midfielder would undoubtedly be a catalyst for most teams with a Champions League berth on their resume.

Mirko Vucinic Should Start Alongside Fernando Llorente Next Season

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    The mercurial Juventus striker can be painfully frustrating or world class on any given day. Think of him as a poor man's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as the Montenegrin can create just as well as he can make the highlight reel with a spectacular effort from distance.

    His partnership with a true target striker like summer arrival Fernando Llorente needs to be tested, as they could form one of the most formidable duos in Europe.

Juventus Is the Most Unified Team in Italy

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    Even though many players from the Juventus core who went to Serie B have left or retired, Gianluigi Buffon has stayed and proved his value as a true bandiera of the club.

    The Bianconeri are desperate to maintain a clean image after recent controversies proved disastrous for the credibility of Italian football.

    The Juventus players have come together and formed not only a fantastic chemistry but unyielding passion and professionalism, which have shone on the Italian national team as well.

Other Italian Teams Need to Step Up Their Summer Signings

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    The most dangerous opposition for Juventus will be Milan next year, a team that has one of the most talented group of youngsters in the world and will continue to improve.

    Other than that, it's hard to find a team from that second tier that really differentiates itself from the pack. Inter needs to define what their strategy is, while Roma are a few years away from making a dent near the top of the table.

    Napoli, on the other hand, will be lucky to retain their superstar Edinson Cavani.