Line-ups: Bologna v Juventus

by | May 23, 2021 18:41 | Bologna, Latest

Andrea Pirlo drops Cristiano Ronaldo to the Juventus bench, starting Paulo Dybala, Federico Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata, but know a win against Bologna might not be enough for the top four.

It kicks off at the Stadio Dall’Ara at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s seven Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

Andrea Pirlo drops Cristiano Ronaldo to the Juventus bench, starting Paulo Dybala, Federico Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata, but know a win against Bologna might not be enough for the top four.

It kicks off at the Stadio Dall’Ara at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s seven Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

The Bianconeri need a victory here to have any chance of a Champions League spot, but if Milan and Napoli both win too, then the Old Lady cannot catch them.

Andrea Pirlo is feeling far more confident after a run of victories, including the contentious 3-2 against Inter and Wednesday’s 2-1 Coppa Italia Final triumph over Atalanta.

He had seemed to have found his shape at long last with Kulusevski partnering Ronaldo upfront and a 4-4-2 formation.

Rodrigo Bentancur is suspended and Aaron Ramsey injured, so Arthur was expected to step into midfield.

However, Ronaldo is sensationally dropped to the bench, in favour of what looks like a 4-2-3-1 with Chiesa, Dybala and Kulusevski supporting Morata.

Bologna have Mitchell Dijks and Roberto Soriano sitting out bans, with injured Aaron Hickey, Danilo and Nico Dominguez.

Sinisa Mihajlovic fields the best XI at his disposal, with Andreas Skov Olsen, Emanuel Vignato and Musa Barrow supporting veteran Rodrigo Palacio.

Bologna: Skorupski; Tomiyasu, Medel, Soumaoro, De Silvestri; Schouten, Svanberg; Skov Olsen, Vignato, Barrow; Palacio

Bologna bench: Da Costa, Ravaglia, Orsolini, Sansone, Mbaye, Poli, Baldursson, Antov, Farago, Juwara, Urbanski

Juventus: Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Kulusevski, Danilo, Rabiot, Chiesa; Dybala, Morata

Juventus bench: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Bonucci, Demiral, Frabotta, Arthur, McKennie, Bernardeschi, Fagioli, Cristiano Ronaldo, Felix Correia

Ref: Valeri

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