Champions Juventus finish with a victory

Juventus ended their league winning season on a high with a 2-1 win over Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Saturday evening.

Saphir Taider opened the scoring in the 52nd minute before a 70th minute equaliser from Paulo Dybala, while Moise Kean netted a 94th minute winner.

The club now goes into the Champions League final with Real Madrid next week in Cardiff in high spirits as Bologna ended the evening in fifth with 41 points.

It was all Juventus in the opening exchanges with Paulo Dybala unsuccessful with a couple of early free-kicks.

Mattia Destro then fired wide for Bologna with a first time shot after latching onto a good Eric Pulgar ball from the right before Vassilis Torosidis made a latch-ditch intervention to deflect a Dybala shot wide.

Angelo da Costa denied Gonzalo Higuain with a shot on the turn midway through the half as Dybala saw his 27th minute shot blocked after some good work from Juan Cuadrado and Higuain.

Juve continued to attack and continued to spurn their chances, while Orji Okwonkwo fired well over the bar after he was fed through on goal by Pulgar.

The last chance of the opening 45 minutes saw Higuain waste another good pass from Dybala as he set him up for a shot in the box, with the Argentine only able to fire wide of the poles.

Juventus started the second half as they ended the first, but this time it was Sami Khedira who fluffed his lines, as with only Angelo da Costa to beat, he lost his footing and fired off target.

But it was Bologna who were to take the lead, in the 52nd minute through Saphir Taider with a phenomenal strike into the top corner of the net.

Dybala wasted a chance for an immediate equalier as Higuain touched a Cuadrado cross into his path, but his volley flew wide of the left upright.

Da Costa was kept busy but made an easy save from a Higuain header on 61 minutes before a super one-handed save from Dybala with 69 minutes on the clock.

But inevitably, Bologna's lead was not to last, with Dybala scoring from close range, just a minute later, on the rebound after Da Costa had kept out Higuain's low shot.

Emil Kraft denied second half substitute Mario Mandzukic from getting onto a Stephan Lichtsteiner cross at the back post.

Another substitute Miralem Pjanic forced Da Costa to punch clear as Juventus continued to search for a winner while Federico Viviani wasted the opportunity to secure a winning goal with his 89th minute set-piece that flew inches wide of the target.

But in typical style of the champions, they found their own late winner, in the fourth minute of added time, as late substitute Moise Kean latched onto a Pjanic cross before connecting well with his header.

In the day's other game, Atalanta defeated Chievo 1-0 with Alejandro Gomez scoring the only goal in the 52nd minute.

The result saw Atalanta move above Lazio into fourth with 72 points as Chievo remained in 14th with 43 points.

Andrea Conti had the first real chance of the game, for Atalanta, with a shot from outside the box that flew well off-target.

Conti did better with an effort wide right of the target that was well saved in the bottom right corner of the net by Andrea Seculin.

Alejandro Gomez then forced a saved from the Chievo goalkeeper as the home side piled on the pressure.

Conti continued to threaten, while Mariano Izco saw his 30th minute shot saved as Roberto Inglese missed for Chievo at the other end.

And it was Gomez who failed to capatalise with the final attempt of an intriguing first half.

With that miss still flashing through his mind, Gomez then proceeded to hit the back of the net after being played through by Bryan Cristante just after the break.

Samuel Bastien had a shot blocked as Chievo tried to respond, and while Jasmin Kurtic missed his header, Andrea Petagna and Sofian Kiyine both had shots saved as the match swung from end to end.

But ultimately it was Atalanta who claimed all three points.

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