Paulo Dybala's acrobatic effort found the back of the net for Juventus.
Paulo Dybala's acrobatic effort found the back of the net for Juventus.

Juve’s perfect record continues

JUVENTUS eased past Bologna to make it a perfect six from six to start their title defence.

Paulo Dybala scored an acrobatic opener before Cristiano Ronaldo teed-up Blaise Matuidi for a good finish before the break.

Bologna failed to muster much resistance and the main issue for Juve will be Ronaldo failing to add to his three Serie A strikes so far.

Max Allegri's side have now won their opening seven matches of the season in all competitions for the first time since the 1930-31 season.

Blerim Dzemaili flashed an early effort wide for Bologna but the visitors did not challenge the goal after that.

Juve's opener came as Dybala headed Leonardo Bonucci's long pass forward into the path of Matuidi, who saw his shot saved by Lukasz Skorupski.

Fortunately his Argentinian team-mate acrobatically finished off the rebound for his first goal of the season.

Juventus doubled their lead five minutes later when Matuidi arrived late inside the six-yard area to finish off what looked like a mis-hit shot by Ronaldo.

Ronaldo, whose three goals for his new club have all come in the last two Serie A matches, and Joao Cancelo worked Skorupski as Juventus looked for a third.

Matuidi celebrates his goal with his teammates.
Matuidi celebrates his goal with his teammates.

Allegri replaced Miralem Pjanic with the more defensively-minded Emre Can as Juventus looked to hold on to what they had.

But Ronaldo continued to push and tested Skorupski with a shot across goal from the left side of the penalty area.

The former Real Madrid ace was frustrated twice more in injury time as the Bologna keeper made a string of fine saves in a goalmouth scramble, thwarting the Portugal captain and Dybala's follow up.


This story originally appeared in The Sun.