Teenager Moise Kean scores winner for Juventus

Moise Kean came as a second-half substitute and connected on a difficult header following a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.

By: AP | Rome | Published:May 28, 2017 10:44 am
Moise Kean was making just his third appearance in the Italian league. (Source: AP)

Juventus ended the Serie A with a sign of the future as 17-year-old Moise Kean scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 comeback victory over Bologna on Saturday.

A second-half substitute, Kean connected on a difficult header following a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.

It was the first Serie A goal for Kean, who was making just his third appearance in the Italian league. In November, Kean became the first player born in this millennium to appear in Serie A.

Paulo Dybala equalized for Juventus in the 70th with a rebound following a shot from Gonzalo Higuain, after Bologna’s Saphir Taider opened the scoring with a splendid shot from beyond the area following the break.

“We needed to end well and did it in the best way possible, with a great last half-hour,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

Juventus had already clinched a record sixth straight Serie A title and will be looking to complete a treble against Real Madrid in the Champions League final next Saturday.

“We’re ready for a great final,” Allegri said. “At this point we need to save up a lot of energy and then expend it all in the final. We’ve got to be attentive to details and then of course you need a bit of good luck.”

Juventus moved seven points clear of second-placed Roma, which hosts Genoa on Sunday in the final match of Francesco Totti’s 25-year career with the Giallorossi.

Usual Juventus starters Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Mario Mandzukic were rested.

Before kickoff, there was a brief clash between Bologna fans and police upon the arrival of Juventus’ bus at the stadium.

Also, Atalanta beat Chievo Verona 1-0 to move two points ahead of Lazio into fourth place, which would be a club record.

Lazio visits relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday.

The Atlanta scorer was Alejandro “Papu” Gomez, who recently received his first call-up to Argentina.

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