Italian Serie A
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Sampdoria 1-2 Juventus

Antonio Cassano and Giorgio Chiellini tussle for the ball during Sampdoria v Juventus
Sampdoria goalscorer Antonio Cassano (left) fights for the ball against Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus

Juventus claimed a ninth successive Serie A victory to move within two points of leaders Napoli.

Paul Pogba and Sami Khedira scored as Juventus climbed to second place, above Inter Milan on goal difference.

Former Manchester United trainee Pogba put them ahead in the 17th minute and Germany international Khedira scored a minute after half-time.

Antonio Cassano netted on 64 minutes for Sampdoria, who had Niklas Moisander sent off in stoppage time.

It means Juventus's only defeat since October has come in the Champions League, where they lost 1-0 to Sevilla in Spain on 8 December and they remain on the shoulder of Napoli, who beat Frosinone 5-1.

They led through Pogba, who netted a superb shot on the turn after taking the ball on his chest.

Khedira seized on a pass by Paulo Dybala and finished well to double the lead but Cassano gave the home side hope with a goal from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Moisander was dismissed in the fourth minute of stoppage time for a rash challenge on Simone Zaza.

Sampdoria fans
Sampdoria fans had seen their team win their last two games after eight games without a victory
Paul Pogba celebrates his goal for Juventus against Sampdoria
Paul Pogba's opening goal was his fourth in Serie A this season

Line-ups

Sampdoria

  • 2Viviano
  • 5CassaniBooked at 67mins
  • 4MoisanderBooked at 90mins
  • 87Zukanovic
  • 19Regini
  • 21SorianoSubstituted forIvanat 37'minutes
  • 7Fernando
  • 8BarretoSubstituted forMurielat 73'minutes
  • 77CarboneroBooked at 90mins
  • 99Cassano
  • 23ÉderSubstituted forRodriguezat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Puggioni
  • 6Coda
  • 9Rodriguez
  • 10Correa
  • 13Miguel Pereira
  • 17Palombo
  • 18Christodoulopoulos
  • 20Krsticic
  • 24Muriel
  • 57Brignoli
  • 95Ivan

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 24Rugani
  • 19BonucciBooked at 39mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forCuadradoat 65'minutes
  • 6KhediraBooked at 90mins
  • 11HernanesBooked at 88mins
  • 10PogbaBooked at 47mins
  • 33Evra
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forPadoinat 89'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forZazaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 7Zaza
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 16Cuadrado
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 27Sturaro
  • 38Audero
  • 40Vitale
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
25,024

Match Stats

Home TeamSampdoriaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Sampdoria 1, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sampdoria 1, Juventus 2.

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

Dismissal

Niklas Moisander (Sampdoria) is shown the red card.

Simone Zaza (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Niklas Moisander (Sampdoria).

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luis Muriel (Sampdoria).

Foul by Patrice Evra (Juventus).

Carlos Carbonero (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Carlos Carbonero (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carlos Carbonero (Sampdoria).

Attempt saved. Fernando (Sampdoria) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Antonio Cassano with a cross.

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

Attempt blocked. Luis Muriel (Sampdoria) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Ivan.

Booking

Sami Khedira (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sami Khedira (Juventus).

Luis Muriel (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Paulo Dybala.

Attempt missed. Ervin Zukanovic (Sampdoria) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Fernando with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Hernanes (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hernanes (Juventus).

Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Alejandro Rodriguez replaces Éder.

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria).

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vasco Regini (Sampdoria).

Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Fernando (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Daniele Rugani (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Éder (Sampdoria).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Zaza replaces Álvaro Morata.

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Giorgio Chiellini with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Luis Muriel replaces Edgar Barreto.

Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

Mattia Cassani (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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