Italian Serie A: Juve Strengthen Title Bid With Bologna Win As Milan Continue Indifferent Form

Defending champions Juventus strengthened their bid to retain the Italian Serie A title with a convincing 3-0 win at Bologna.

Goals from Miralem Pjanic, Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi leapfrogged Juve above former league leaders Inter Milan into 2nd spot behind new leaders Napoli.

Former champions AC Milan continued their indifferent season following a surprising 3-0 away loss to second bottom side Hellas Verona.

Andrea Carriocolo gave the hosts a first half lead before goals from Moise Kean and Daniel Bessa after the interval wrapped up a crucial win against 10-man Milan who had forward Suso sent off in the second half.

Week 17 Results

Bologna 0-3 Juventus

Hellas Verona 3-0 AC Milan

Atalanta 3-3 Lazio

Benevento 1-2 SPAL 2013

Fiorentina 0-0 Genoa

Crotone 1-0 Chievo

Sampdoria 0-1 Sassuolo

Standings (Top 5) via Points:

1. Napoli 42

2. Juventus 41

3. Inter Milan 40

4. Roma 38

5. Lazio 33