A Claudio Marchisio strike proved enough to see Juventus safely through to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. The substitute popped up in the first period of extra-time to crash the ball home and break Bologna’s resolve. Emanuele Giaccherini had earlier put Juve in front after an inspired Federico Agliardi had kept the Bianconeri at bay for 88 minutes. But Andrea Raggi rose highest from a corner in the dying seconds to force an additional thirty minutes. 


 Antonio Conte made eight changes from Sunday’s win over Cesena. Storari came in for Buffon between the posts. Young Danish starlet Sorensen stepped in at right-back for his first start of the campaign, with De Ceglie occupying the other full-back position. Marrone also featured for the first time this season, lining up in midfield alongside Pazienza and Giaccherini. Quagliarella spearheaded the Bianconeri frontline, flanked by Krasic and Del Piero. 


 Juventus started brightly and commanded possession throughout the opening stages without creating many clear-cut goalscoring opportunities. In fact it was the visitors who threatened first, as Vantaggiato looked to catch Storari off guard with a snap-shot that was easily gathered by the goalkeeper.The returning captain had the Bianconeri’s first chance on nine minutes, dispatching a 35-yard free-kick that whistled past Agliardi’s right-hand post. 


As the first half progressed, Juventus began to enjoy more time on the ball, with Marrone showing neat touches in midfield. Giaccherini also appeared to relish his more withdrawn role, breaking forward to good effect and whipping several crosses into the area. Yet the visitors refused to lie down and Vantaggiato drew a fine save from Storari ten minutes before the break. The attacking midfielder hit a curling right-footed free-kick towards goal but found the goalkeeper equal to it, sprawling to his right to palm the ball clear.Moments later, the Bianconeri had the ball in the net after Krasic gathered Giaccherini’s cross and steered the ball past Agliardi. But as the Serbian turned to wheel away in celebration, he saw the linesman’s flag raised for offside.The half drew to a close with another Juventus opportunity to open the scoring. 


Hesitation in the Rossoblu rearguard saw the ball wriggle through to Quagliarella who stabbed an attempt goalwards. Agliardi was out to smother and Sorensen lashed the follow-up wide.Juventus began the second period with renewed purpose and almost found an instant breakthrough. Quagliarella cut back for Marrone who saw his side-footed attempt palmed away. Krasic lurked at the back post for the rebound but directed his effort wide of goal.Del Piero found Agliardi in inspired form and went close with a host of chances. First, the goalkeeper blocked with his legs on 50 minutes. Then, eight minutes later, the striker hooked a strike agonisingly wide of the upright. And finally, Agliardi thwarted Del Piero again after the captain had exchanged passes with Quagliarella on the edge of the area.


 Conte opted to rotate his squad in the second half and sent on Elia, Estigarribia and Marchisio in place of Krasic, Quagliarella and Marrone respectively. And while the fresh legs made an instant impact in stretching the Bologna backline, it was Giaccherini who almost broke the deadlock with a thunderous effort, but Agliardi pulled off another fine save to keep the game in the balance.After being frustrated for 72 minutes of the game against Cesena, Juve remained patient in their search for an opening. And with extra-time looming, the moment arrived thanks to a fine driving run from Giaccherini. The winger charged at the heart of the defence, beat Krhin and Loria, and kept his cool to slot the ball into the bottom corner on 89 minutes – crowning his 200th official professional appearance in style. 


 With the game seemingly wrapped up and Stefano Pioli’s plucky side put to bed, lightning then struck twice for the Bianconeri. Back in September, the Rossoblu bagged an equaliser from a set-piece. And deep into stoppage time, they did the same again as Raggi rose highest in a packed penalty area to plant a header past Storari and send the game to extra-time.Conte’s men picked up from where they left off after 90 minutes, launching a succession of attacks on the Rossoblu goal. Elia and Estigarribia offered energy on the flanks and Del Piero posed a constant threat in a lone striking role. 


As both sides were preparing to go into the break all square, Marchisio swivelled past Khirin in the area and crashed a left-footed strike beyond Agliardi’s grasp into the bottom corner.Despite having further chances to extend the lead, Marchisio’s seventh goal of the season ultimately proved to be decisive and sealed a quarter-final spot. Roma or Fiorentina will provide the opposition, with the Bianconeri to know their destiny after the two sides meet in the new year. 


 JUVENTUS 2-1 BOLOGNA (AET) 


 GOALS: Giaccherini 89, Raggi 90 (+5) Marchisio 102 


JUVENTUSStorari; Sorensen, Barzagli, Bonucci, De Ceglie; Marrone (Marchisio 79), Pazienza, Giaccherini; Krasic (Elia 65), Quagliarella (Estigarribia 68), Del Piero. 
Substitutes not used: Manninger, Chiellini, Pepe, Estigarribia, Toni. 
Manager: Conte. 


 BOLOGNAAgliardi; Garics (Morleo 56), Loria, Raggi, Crespo; Pulzetti, Perez (Krhin 64), Taider; Gimenez (Paponi 83), Vantaggiato; Acquafresca.Substitutes not used: Lombardi, Portanova, Casini, Coda.Manager: Pioli. 


REFEREE: Peruzzo 
ASSISTANTS: Vuoto, Galloni 
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Guida 
 BOOKINGS: Loria 9, Raggi 57