Saturday April 19 2014
Chiellini: 'Juve thank Roma'

Giorgio Chiellini thanked Roma for “reminding Juventus how difficult it is to win every single time.”

The Bianconeri squeezed past Bologna 1-0 to maintain their 100 per cent home record in Serie A this season.

“We’re nearly there. This was a very important win, we are really so close to this third consecutive Scudetto,” Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia.

The gap is temporarily at 11 points with Roma travelling to Fiorentina at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“We have to thank Roma, as they keep us alive and remind us how difficult it is to win every single time. They deserve praise, as they are making sure we really enjoy this title because it is so hard-fought.”

Juve were sluggish in the first half, but piled the pressure on until Paul Pogba’s goal after the break. What did Antonio Conte say at half-time?

“Conte just told us to raise the tempo and that’s what we did, going up a gear. We knew Bologna were an organised side that didn’t leave many spaces, but it was a deserved victory.”

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