Juventus manager Max Allegri has maintained a level head throughout this down-and-up season. Earlier when Juve languished in the bottom half he called for patience, and when the Bianconeri's meteoric rise took them to the pinnacle of the Scudetto he called for calm. Nothing changed today.
Bologna became the team that halted the Juventus juggernaut and after fifteen consecutive wins, the Old Lady had a scoreless draw. Fans will be worried at how listless and rusty the team looked, just days ahead of what is one of the biggest games of the season with Bayern Munich coming to visit in the Champions League.
After today's draw where Juve failed to register a single shot on target, this is what Allegri had to say -
"We started the game well, but tonight Bologna deserve a lot of credit for limiting our performance.
"It's disappointing we didn't win, but we were coming from a run of 15 consecutive victories and Bologna are one of the form teams in Serie A right now. You can't win all the time in football.
"We should've spread the play more and it was one of those games where the deadlock has to be broken by an incident.
"We kept another clean sheet and that is certainly important. Simone Zaza and Alvaro Morata did well, but there weren't many spaces to play in tonight."
Napoli are in second place and could leapfrog the Bianconeri back into first place on goal difference if they can Beat Milan, Allegri's former employers, on Monday.
"These lads have been working so hard for three months and a hiccup can happen. Nothing has been decided yet.
"Obviously on Monday I'll be cheering on Milan, but whatever happens then I am sure Juve will be fighting for the Scudetto to the very end."
Juventus can now turn their attention to Bayern, and more importantly, the long injury list.
"Mario Mandzukic is fine, Sami Khedira should return. We also hope that Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Sandro can recover quickly.
"We'll need to be gritty, focused and realize it will be played over 180 minutes of football."