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16 Mar 2013

Bologna v Juventus, the statistics

The numbers from tonight’s meeting with the Rossoblu indicate a deserved Bianconeri victory in Emilia Romagna

During last night’s encounter on the road in Emilia Romagna, Juventus were forced to show grit and determination to grind out maximum points. Indeed, the victory was not confirmed until Marchisio’s strike with 74 minutes on the clock provided the two goal cushion following Vucinic’s clinical finish earlier in the piece.

However, the match statistics indicate that it was a controlled performance from Conte’s side as the Bianconeri dominated in most of the key areas throughout the match such as passing, possession and shots on target.

Despite being the visiting team, Juventus enjoyed the lion’s share of possession (52%) and also moved the ball around the pitch with greater efficiency than their opponents, recording a commanding 568 passes at a success rate of 69.5% compared to Bologna’s 445 at 60.5%.

In terms of chances created, Juve proved more accurate in front of goal, working opposition shotstopper Curci with six of the team’s 14 total shots. However, it was a quiet day at the office for Gigi Buffon as the Rossoblu only managed to find the target with two of their ten shots.

On an individual level, Diamanti led with regards to attempts on goal, registering four across the 90 minutes. For the Bianconeri on the other hand, both members of the starting front duo (Vucinic and Giovinco) each unleashed three efforts, followed by the midfield trio of Marchisio, Pirlo and Vidal with two apiece.

Pirlo was once again a key man in Conte’s line-up as he pulled the strings in the middle of the park by chalking up 61 passes during the encounter.

Chiellini also continued his fine form since returning from injury, topping the defensive charts by recovering the ball on 20 occasions.