With the early evening kick-off this weekend, Juventus hosted Bologna knowing that they were just eight points away from clinching their third consecutive Serie A title. That would be a historic achievement, something that neither Marcello Lippi nor Giovanni Trapattoni ever managed, marking out Antonio Conte as one of the most impactful coaches in the club’s storied history.
For Bologna’s part, Sassuolo’s win earlier in the day meant that they travelled to Turin knowing that a defeat would see them end the weekend in the relegation zone. That they had lost three of their last away matches against the Bianconeri meant this was likely, and Juventus eventually triumphed by a 1-0 scoreline.
Over the next few pages are six things we learned from this latest encounter.