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Juventus fights back from three goals down to draw Bologna
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The Bianconerri showed great fighting spirit under interim coach Montero

Juventus made a dramatic comeback against Bologna, salvaging a 3-3 draw after being three goals down by the 53rd minute, in Paolo Montero’s debut as interim coach.

The Bianconeri entered the match amidst turbulence, having recently won the Coppa Italia and subsequently sacked Max Allegri for behavior deemed “incompatible with the values” of the club. With both teams already qualified for the Champions League, this match was a direct contest for third place.

Bologna displayed their intent from the outset, as Wojciech Szczesny made a crucial save within the first minute after Remo Freuler dispossessed Andrea Cambiaso in the box. The resulting corner led to Bologna’s opening goal, with Riccardo Calafiori finding the net with a left-footed strike.

Bologna’s pressure continued, and their second goal came when a Dan Ndoye cross was headed in, first touching Kacper Urbanski and then Santiago Castro to beat Szczesny. Although Jens Odgaard’s effort for a third goal was ruled offside, Bologna soon extended their lead further after half-time. Calafiori’s high pressing regained possession, leading to Castro’s blocked attempt, which fortuitously rebounded for him to chip over the on-rushing Szczesny.

Juventus finally sparked to life. Federico Chiesa capitalized on a defensive error by Jhon Lucumi to score for 3-1. This was quickly followed by Arkadiusz Milik’s expertly curled free-kick into the top corner, aided by a deflection off Giovanni Fabbian, making it 3-2.

In a remarkable turn of events, Juventus equalized soon after. Kenan Yildiz pressured Sam Beukema into a mistake, seized the ball, and drilled a shot from outside the area into the bottom corner, completing the comeback to 3-3.