Bologna clash is a must-win for Juventus, says Pogba

The France international has warned his side cannot afford to give Roma any hope in the Serie A title race, while Marco Di Vaio has called for courage from the hosts

Juventus are facing a must-win encounter against lowly Bologna, according to midfielder Paul Pogba.

The defending Serie A champions welcome relegation candidates Bologna to Juventus Stadium on Saturday, with victory set to put Antonio Conte's men on the cusp of a third consecutive Scudetto title.

But a slip up against the 17th-placed Rossoblu would open the door for title rivals Roma, who are eight points adrift with five games remaining and will host Juventus on May 9.

"For us the match against Bologna is extremely important," Pogba told JTV. "We really want this Scudetto.

"We absolutely must win, we cannot think of doing anything else. We want to give our all out on the pitch.

"Roma are breathing down our necks, they are waiting for us to slip up.

"We have prepared well for this match and we will do everything we can to win and make our fans happy."

Meanwhile, former Italy international Marco Di Vaio says Bologna must be courageous against Conte's side.

Di Vaio, who plies his trade with MLS outfit Montreal Impact, won the Serie A during his two-year spell at Juve, while he also spent four years with Bologna.

"How do you beat Juve? By playing a match of extreme attention and concentration from the first to the last minute," Di Vaio told

"They must not concede anything, or at least the minimum possible.

"They will also need some courage though, because just putting up the barricades won’t be enough.

"The boys will need to try to hit Juve on the break or take advantage of a set piece. Even if they only get a half-chance they cannot afford to let it go to waste."

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