Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juventus as they see off Bologna, to stretch their lead at the top of the table by four points.
The defending Champions began their title defense with a win 2-0 victory over Bologna, away from home to extend their lead over second place Lazio to four points in the Serie A log.
Despite their defeat in their cup tie, Maurizio Sarri team were able to put up a fine display against the mid-table opponents and grabbed all three points on the night.
Ronaldo opened the scoring for the Italian Champions, after VAR awarded a penalty for a foul on Matthijs de Ligt in the 23rd-minute and the Portugal forward notched home his 22nd goal of the campaign.
Juventus’ dominance continued in the second-half without reward, as Federico Bernardeschi struck the post and Ronaldo had a goal ruled out for offside.
The visitors had substitute Danilo – a replacement for the injured Mattia De Sciglio – sent off for two bookable offences late on, and with Alex Sandro still on the sidelines, Sarri has a problem at left-back ahead of Friday night’s match with Lecce.
Dybala also got on the score sheets when his 36th minute strike went past Lukasz Skorupski from the edge of the area.
Since his first goal for Sporting, only once in his career Cristiano Ronaldo had a drought of goals longer than 120 days, among clubs and the national team: between December 2002 and November 2003.
Juventus have kept more than four clean sheets in a row (419 minutes without goals conceded) in all competitions for their first time since December 2018.