Juventus coach Antonio Conte has declared themselves champions after victory over Bologna.

Conte has said Juve are practically Serie A winners for a second consecutive campaign.

"Juventus are flying at the moment, but the same thing happened last season. We are achieving important things and must continue. It was a great step forward, we still need to get past the finish line and there are nine games left.

"We deserve to be in this position and will continue while also thinking about the Champions League."

The 2-0 victory at the Dall'Ara was a difficult test, as Bologna were fresh from three consecutive victories over the likes of Fiorentina and Inter.

"We wanted to win against a team that was in great shape. A defeat today would've sent a positive signal to our opponents in the race, but we earned the three points and I am happy with the performance.

"Juventus have statistically the strongest defence and most prolific attack. We play good football and I am proud of this team."