Juve drop points in tight Serie A top-4 race

A second-half goal by Arkadiusz Milik helped Juventus salvage a 1-1 draw at Bologna in Serie A on Sunday, leaving Massimiliano Allegri’s side winless in five consecutive games across all competitions.

Juventus remain third on 60 points from 32 games, one point behind second-placed Lazio who suffered a 3-1 loss at Internazionale earlier on Sunday. Presumptive champions Napoli were made to wait to celebrate their Scudetto win after a surprise draw with Salernitana earlier in the day.

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Bologna took a surprise lead in the 10th minute from a penalty kick awarded for Danilo’s tackle on Riccardo Orsolini, which the winger went on to execute.

Juventus were awarded a penalty themselves 20 minutes later, after Bologna defender Jhon Lucumi brought down Milik on the edge of the box, but the striker’s powerless low shot was saved by keeper Lukasz Skorupski.

The Bologna keeper did well to keep the hosts’ goal safe on more occasions when multiple Juve attacks had him busy in the first half.

But the visitors found a way past the Poland goalkeeper after the hour mark through Milik, who struck low into the bottom right corner and left Skorupski no chance.

Bologna moved up to eighth in the standings on 45 points, 10 adrift of Atalanta in seventh.

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