Serie A: Juventus v Sampdoria as it happened

Leaders Juventus clinch their 12th straight Serie A win as they beat Sampdoria in an entertaining game in Turin.

18 January 2014 Last updated at 19:14 GMT

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  1. 2150: 

    We will be right here to talk you through all of Seedorf's debut - the changes he makes to Milan's underachieving side, what matchday attire he chooses to wear, etc. - from 1900 GMT. At the same time we will also have updates from Atletico Madrid v Sevilla and Paris St-Germain v Nantes.

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  2. 2147: 

    But could Sampdoria's ability to create goalscoring opportunities against the Old Lady provide hope to Roma and third-placed Napoli? Perhaps. Rafael Benitez's side travel to Bologna on Sunday - but that is not the big game of the afternoon. That is at the San Siro where all the focus will be on Clarence Seedorf's first game in charge of the Rossoneri when they host Verona.

  3. 2142: 
    FULL-TIME- Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria

    Whatever they were secretively chatting about, it is pretty clear that Conte will be the happiest of the two when he puts on his slippers tonight. It was far from a vintage Juve display, despite a purring first-half performance, but the main thing is that they have maintained their healthy lead over Roma.

  4. 2139: 
    FULL-TIME- Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria

    Juve coach Antonio Conte and Sampdoria counterpart Sinisa Mihajlovic walk out onto the pitch together at the whistle. The pair have one arm around each other's midriff and the other around their own mouth to stop the cameras picking up what they are saying. Wondering if they are arranging a post-match pint and trying to stop those pesky paps from gatecrashing?

  5. 2136: 
    FULL-TIME- Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria

    It is all over in the Juventus Stadium - as the home side clinch their 12th straight win to move eight points clear of second-placed Roma again.

  6. 2133: 
    INJURY TIME- Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria

    Three minutes of injury-time for Sampdoria to produce the most dramatic of dramatic comebacks. Clue: It ain't gonna happen.


    Frank Caira: Vidal, Pirlo, Tevez, Llorente, Pogba cost a total of £20m! Bargain!

  8. 2131: 
    Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria

    And Italy forward Fabio Quagliarella almost makes an instant impact by teeing up Paul Pogba. But the Frenchman's thumping low effort skids and slides past the wrong side of the Sampdoria post.

  9. 2128: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria

    Double change for Juventus as Antonio Conte gives his strikeforce of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente a breather. Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella replace the pair.

  10. 2124: 
    TEN TO GO- Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria
    Juventus v Sampdoria

    Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic might pull a wry smile on the touchline, but he must know it is surely 'game over' now for his side now. Like the club scarf - a la Mancini - by the way. That's a strong winter look.

  11. 2120: 
    GOAL- Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria - Paul Pogba (78 mins)

    And out of nothing Juve are out of sight again. Paul Pogba gathers the ball on the edge of the Sampdoria area, takes a touch, glances up and dispatches a curling shot past a stranded Junior da Costa in the Sampdoria goal. Cue 'Chelsea Dagger' (AKA generic goal celebration tune) by Scottish indie-popsters The Fratellis.

  12. 2119: 
    Juventus 3-2 Sampdoria

    The game has sprung into life with Juventus, for the first time, rocking a little bit. They absolutely ran the show in the first half, but have faded badly since the break. The home fans try to lift their troops with a sing-song inside a wet Juventus Stadium, as Carlos Tevez fizzes a low free-kick of the skiddy surface into Sampdoria keeper Junior da Costa's grateful arms.

  13. 2115: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Juventus 3-2 Sampdoria

    Oooof! What a strike from Manolo Gabbiadini, who thunders a long-range effort off the Juve crossbar. This boy looks a bit lively.

  14. 2111: 
    GOAL- Juventus 3-2 Sampdoria - Manolo Gabbiadini (69 mins)

    Game on....again! Sampdoria are refusing to lie down and after causing a few problems through set pieces, finally make a breakthrough. Unsurprisingly it comes from a corner as lanky Spain Under-21 midfielder Pedro Obiang rises to force Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon into a spectacular acrobatic stop. But Manolo Gabbiadini is stood in the right place at the right time to pounce on the rebound.

  15. 2108: 
    Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Chances at both ends as the match opens up. Juve striker Fernando Llorente drags a tame effort wide before Sampdoria forward Manolo Gabbiadini runs the ball into touch after being shepherded away from the home goal like a naive little lamb by Giorgio Chiellini.

  16. 2105: 
    CLOSE!- Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Oh my - Sampdoria should have scored a second! Lorenzo De Silvestri ghosts away from his marker to meet Angelo Palombo's corner, only to head into the turf and wide. De Silvestri hangs his head as he sprints back into position - and so he should. Sampdoria won't get many better chances than that.

  17. 2103: 
    Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Juventus appear to have taken their eye off the ball since the break as Pawel Wszolek wins a corner for the visitors. A Sampdoria goal now would certainly put the cat among the pigeons...

  18. 2101:  
    French Ligue 1FULL-TIME

    A handful of games have been taking place in the French top-flight today. Here's the lowdown:

    Bastia 1-0 Bordeaux

    Lorient 2-0 Guingamp

    Nice 2-0 Ajaccio

    Rennes 0-0 Evian Thonon Gaillard

    Sochaux 0-2 Montpellier

    Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Ben Allward: United fans chatting about how they want Pogba and Vidal, why would they leave Juventus?

    Ben Aitkenhead: Arsenal looking at Vuconic? Llorente was the one to get a year ago. Superb talent.

  20. 2057: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic throws his tactical dice for a second time in quick succession. Left-back Andrea Costa trots on for centre-half Shkodran Mustafi, which suggest a reshuffle for the visitors as they look for another lifeline.

  21. 2054: 
    Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria
    Juventus v Sampdoria

    Paul Pogba gallops forward from the Juve midfield - a la Patrick Vieira in his Arsenal pomp - but gets his long legs into a tangle on the edge of the Sampdoria area. It allows back-pedalling defender Lorenzo De Silvestri to stick a toe in and avert the danger.

  22. 2051: 
    Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Juve boss Antonio Conte, as always looking like a nightclub bouncer in his black cap and puffa jacket combo, trudges out from the break a touch late. But he arrives to his dug out in time to see Gianluigi Buffon safely grabbing hold of Manolo Gabbiadini's dipping free-kick.

  23. 2047: 
    KICK-OFF- Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Back under way in a chilly looking Juventus Stadium. Sampdoria have a slightly different complexion to their side as gaffer Sinisa Mihajlovic makes a half-time change. Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, who had little impact, is replaced by Brazilian Renan.


    OptaPaolo: Arturo Vidal has scored 10 goals in the current league, equalling his personal record in a single Serie A season.

  25. 2043: 
    HALF-TIME- Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    What is remarkable about Juventus's strikeforce of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente is that neither is capable of pinning a regular place in their respective national squads. Tevez has been ousted from the Argentina set-up under Alex Sabella, while Llorente is struggling to force his way into the Spain squad. Will we see either of these guys at the World Cup?

  26. 2038: 
    HALF-TIME- Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    On the evidence of the last 45 minutes (and the last three months of the Serie A season), I simply can't see how anyone can stop Juventus winning their third straight Scudetto. Sampdoria have opened them up at the back on a few occasions, but going forward they have been mesmerising. Arturo Vidal is proving why is one of the world's most feared box-to-box midfielder with two goals capping a typically-energetic display, while Fernando Llorente surely must be Europe's bargain summer signing?

    Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    If you were a Premier League manager which one Juve star would you be looking to sign? Have you say at #bbceurofooty, text in on 81111 or post your message at the BBC Sport Facebook page - like these people have:

    Daniel Jones: Vidal.... best player for Juventus. He has everything (Manchester) United need.

    Michael Melnyczenko: Pogba. He's the successor to Paul Scholes and UTD need him

  28. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Referee Andrea Gervasoni toots his whistle to signal the end of the first half - leaders Juventus are cruising.

  29. 2031: 
    Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

    Credit to Sampdoria - they aren't rolling over and having their bellies tickled by Juventus. They win a corner as they look to narrow the deficit once again, only for Stephan Lichtsteiner to thump clear.


    Opta Paolo: Fernando Llorente has scored his fourth headed goal in the current Serie A: a joint-high with Verona's Luca Toni.

  31. 2027: 
    GOAL- Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria - Arturo Vidal (41 mins)

    This my friends is how you take a penalty. After finally wrestling the all from Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal steps up to emphatically thump past Junior da Costa. The Sampdoria stopper will have barely seen the ball as it whizzed past his head faster than a Ferrari.

  32. 2025: 
    PENALTY TO JUVENTUS- Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Sampdoria shoot themselves in the foot as Arturo Vidal is hauled down in the away box.

  33. 2023: 
    GOAL- Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria - Andrea Barzagli OG (38 mins)

    Would you Adam and Eve it?! It is game on again. Sampdoria halve the deficit as Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli slides in at the near post to turn Manolo Gabbiadini's low cross past team-mate Gianluigi Buffon.

  34. 2022: 
    Juventus 2-0 Sampdoria

    After getting battered in the opening half four, Sampdoria have finally started to get a grip on the game - although that's largely down to Juve taking their foot off the gas. The visitors patiently knock the ball around before winning a corner in front of the noisy Juve fans behind Gianluigi Buffon's goal.

  35. 2018: 
    Juventus 2-0 Sampdoria

    For readers of a certain age, Sampdoria will probably bring back memories when they were one of the dominant forces in Italian football. Even with the likes of 1990s legends Roberto Mancini, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli they would struggle to overturn this deficit. Juve firmly in command.

  36. 2014: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Juventus 2-0 Sampdoria

    Only a combination of the post and Sampdoria keeper Junior da Costa stops Carlos Tevez from adding a Juventus third. The Argentine hammers an effort against the inside of the woodwork before Da Costa pushes out to safety. If this was a boxing match, Sampdoria would have been counted out by now.

  37. 2012: 
    Juventus 2-0 Sampdoria

    Sampdoria shows signs of life as Shkodran Mustafi's effort forces Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon into a flying stop with his foot.

  38. 2009: 
    GOAL- Juventus 2-0 Sampdoria - Fernando Llorente (24 mins)

    Juventus are running away with this game. Spain striker Fernando Llorente climbs above the Sampdoria defence to power in Carlos Tevez's corner. This could turn into a rugby score at this rate.

  39. 2006: 
    Juventus 1-0 Sampdoria

    Almost an instant reply from the visitors as Manolo Gabbiadini (surely no relation to ex-Sunderland and Derby striker Marco??) flashes a speculative effort past Gianluigi Buffon's goal.

  40. 2003: 
    GOAL- Juventus 1-0 Sampdoria - Arturo Vidal (18 mins)
    Arturo Vidal

    A home goal has been coming - and now it has arrived. Paul Pogba slips in a delicious throughball which is inch-perfect for Arturo Vidal to take in his stride and deftly prod past Sampdoria goalkeeper Junior da Costa. Beautiful.

  41. 2001: 
    Juventus 0-0 Sampdoria

    All one-way traffic at the moment with Carlos Tevez the next to threaten the away goal. The stocky Argentine blazes over the bar when well-placed before shouting to the Turin sky in frustration. He knows that was a golden chance wasted.

  42. 1959: 
    Juventus 0-0 Sampdoria

    If you haven't seen much of this Paul Pogba kid, then you are missing out. No wonder Manchester United fans were gutted that he was allowed to leave Old Trafford. The Frenchman shows a sublime touch to bring down a deep cross before teeing up Giorgio Chiellini, who smashes two thunderous strikes into a pair of blue Sampdoria bodies. Any of those would have broken the net if they had gone in.


    Anthony Fray: So much of Juve's success is down to Arturo Vidal. He could play for any team in the world.

  44. 1956: 
    Juventus 0-0 Sampdoria

    Juve's marauding right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner storms down the Sampdoria left as he attempts a little knock and run around away defender Vasco Regini. But he gets short change from Regini who stands his ground to shepherd the ball out to safety. Lively start from Juve.

  45. 1952: 
    Juventus 0-0 Sampdoria

    The home side are looking more aggressive than an angry Rottweiler in these opening stages. They set up camp in the Sampdoria half, winning a corner before the visitors manage to put them on a leash.

  46. 1949: 
    Juventus 0-0 Sampdoria

    It takes Juve less than two minutes to see the Sampdoria goal looming large in their sights. A piercing throughball slices open the away defence to find Kwadwo Asamoah in acres of space. But the Ghanian screws his shot across goal and Sampdoria keeper Angelo Da Costa gathers easily.

  47. 1946: 
    KICK-OFF- Juventus 0-0 Sampdoria

    Right here we go - runaway leaders Juve get the second half of their season underway.

  48. 1944: 
    Juventus v Sampdoria (1945 GMT)

    Juventus and Czech Republic legend Pavel Nedved is spotted in the stands ahead of kick-off - I'm pleased to report he still has the flowing blond locks. Simply one of the most iconic haircuts in world football since the Millennium.

  49. 1942: 
    LINE-UPS- Juventus v Sampdoria (1945 GMT)

    Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Ogbonna, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Marchisio, Pogba, Asamoah, Tevez, Llorente. Subs: Storari, Rubinho, Caceres, Bonucci, Peluso, Isla, Padoin, Pirlo, Pepe, Giovinco, Vucinic, Quagliarella.

    Sampdoria: Angelo Da Costa, Palombo, Gastaldello, Regini, Mustafi, De Silvestri, Bjarnason, Pedro Obiang, Wszołek, Eder, Gabbiadini. Substitutes: Costa, Salamon, Renan, Rodríguez, Castellini, Pozzi, Berardi, Fiorillo, Tozzo, Sansone, Gavazzi, Fornasier.

  50. 1938: 
    Juventus v Sampdoria (1945 GMT)
    Giorgio Chiellini

    Nice moment ahead of kick-off as Juventus honour their rugged centre-half Giorgio Chiellini after 300th appearances for the club. Not the grandest of mementoes it has to be said, but I'm sure that will look simply stunning on the Italy international's mantelpiece. Probably sitting inbetween his World Cup winners' medal and two Serie A title gongs.

  51. 1933: 
    Juventus v Sampdoria (1945 GMT)

    So the focus is back on Juve as they look to wreak revenge on Sampdoria, who were the only side to complete a Serie A double over the eventual champions last season.

    Sampdoria have moved out the relegation zone and up to 12th since boss Sinisa Mihajlovic took over on 20 November.

    "We're taking on a spirited team in fine form and we'll have to be fully alert," says Juve boss Antonio Conte. "Mihajlovic is doing an excellent job and it's not going to be a walk in the park for us, especially if we don't prepare for it in the correct manner."

  52. 1929: 
    Roma 3-0 Livorno

    The Old Lady have been around the Serie A block a fair bit, having won the league title more than any other club. And they are well on their way to a 30th Scudetto this season.

    At the turn of the season, Juve are eight points ahead of the chasing pack, although that healthy lead has just been cut to five. Nearest challengers Roma cantered to a 3-0 home triumph against rock-bottom Livorno thanks to goals from Mattia Destro, Kevin Strootman and Adem Ljajic.

  53. 1926: 
    JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS- Juventus v Sampdoria (1945 GMT)

    Argentina striker Carlos Tevez starts up front for Juventus alongside Spain striker Fernando Llorente. Italy pass-master Andrea Pirlo drops to the bench, with international team-mate Claudio Marchisio promoted to the starting XI.


    Manchester United manager David Moyes was spotted in the stands at Cagliari last weekend - and he wasn't on the sunshine island of Sardinia for a short winter break. Nope, the Scot was there to train his steely glare on the hosts' game against Juventus, who motored to a 4-1 comeback win.

    His scouting mission has sent the English newspapers into a frenzy - who was he watching? Ex-Red Devils midfielder Paul Pogba? The old maestro Andrea Pirlo? Dynamic Chilean winger Arturo Vidal? Maybe all three. Or maybe none of them. Who knows.

    But if you were a Premier League manager which one Juve star's signature would you be hell-bent on getting down on a contract? Have your say by using #bbceurofooty on Twitter, text 81111 or on our Facebook page.

  55. 1919: 

    Ciao! There is no dashing across the continent like a culture-thirsty student armed with a monthly Eurorail pass tonight my foreign football-loving friends. We are taking a one-way trip to the beautiful city of Turin - the home of Italian culture, car company Fiat and, of course, Juventus.

    Antonio Conte's side are gunning for a not-so-dirty dozen as a resurgent Sampdoria side roll into town tonight looking to stop their hosts claiming a 12th straight success. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

  56. 1915: 

    Ah, you can't beat that winning feeling. Pumped-up players embracing each other with manly bear-hugs. Made-up managers striding down the touchline with a beaming smile. Frenzied fans bursting their lungs to sing their heroes off the pitch. The final whistle is a happy time for the victors.

    Not that Italian leaders Juventus need telling - that's because the defending champions have won their last 11 Serie A matches. Even Carlos Tevez is smiling. Well, almost.

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League Table

Italian Serie A summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Juventus 28 41 67
No movement 2 Roma 28 18 53
No movement 3 Lazio 28 24 52
No movement 4 Sampdoria 28 9 48
No movement 5 Napoli 28 11 47
No movement 6 Fiorentina 28 10 46
No movement 7 Torino 28 2 39
No movement 8 Milan 28 6 38
No movement 9 Genoa 27 4 37
No movement 10 Inter Milan 28 6 37
No movement 11 Palermo 28 -3 35
No movement 12 Udinese 27 -5 33
No movement 13 Empoli 28 0 33
No movement 14 Sassuolo 28 -9 32
No movement 15 Chievo 28 -9 32
No movement 16 Verona 28 -15 32
No movement 17 Atalanta 28 -15 26
No movement 18 Cagliari 28 -19 21
No movement 19 Cesena 28 -24 21
No movement 20 Parma 26 -32 9

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