MILAN - Juventus sank further into the
mire with former striker Marco Di Vaio scoring twice to give
modest Bologna a 2-0 Serie A win in Turin on Saturday.
Seventh-placed Juve, enduring a second dreadful season in a
row having initially battled back so well from a 2006
match-fixing demotion, also lost 2-0 at lowly Lecce last weekend
which prompted a public scalding from president Andrea Agnelli.
Coach Luigi Del Neri was spared the blame for that defeat
given it came after a win over champions Inter Milan, but he may
now be getting twitchy in his first term in charge as Juve have
gone through four managers since returning to Serie A in 2007.
Fit-again Vincenzo Iaquinta hit the post just before the
break for the hosts but Di Vaio netted four minutes into the
second half after the inconsistent Felipe Melo lost the ball.
The much-travelled 34-year-old striker then dribbled through
a hapless defence to grab a second and power Bologna up to 11th
despite the club having three points deducted earlier this term
for payment problems and having gone through a turbulent sale.
Juve were without suspended goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
after his red card at Lecce while central defender Giorgio
Chiellini was again employed at left-back in a change which has
puzzled fans of Italy's best supported and most successful club.
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