Juve held at Bologna, opens door to Napoli
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP):
Juventus missed the chance to move four points clear in Serie A and will not be able to level the record of consecutive wins after they were held to a goalless draw at Bologna yesterday.
Massimiliano Allegri's team beat Napoli last weekend to move top and were seeking a 16th consecutive win, which would have left them one behind Inter Milan's record set in 2006-07.
Victory would also have given Juventus a significant advantage ahead of Napoli's match against AC Milan on Monday. Instead, Napoli can move a point ahead of Juventus with a win.
"We gave our all on the pitch, maybe with a few too many errors in the last ball," Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci said. "The season is long. We didn't win the title last week against Napoli, and we haven't lost it now."
Bonucci insisted he and his teammates did not have one eye on Europe ahead of the resumption of the Champions League next week and Tuesday's visit of Bayern Munich.
"The title will be fought for right until the end," he added. "Now, we have to focus on Tuesday, but we weren't distracted by the match against Bayern Munich. When you're playing for the title, you never think about the next match."
Juventus did not have a single shot on target all match, for the first time since 2011.
Bologna had the best chance of the match in the 21st minute when Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon parried a Matteo Destro effort from long range and Godfred Donsah fired the rebound well wide of the left upright.