Italian Serie A
Sampdoria0Juventus1

Sampdoria 0-1 Juventus

Juan Cuadrado
Juan Cuadrado is in his second loan spell at Juventus

Juan Cuadrado's early header gave Juventus a narrow win over Sampdoria as the champions went eight points clear at the top of Serie A.

The Colombia winger, who is on a three-year loan from Chelsea, met Kwadwo Asamoah's seventh-minute cross with a diving header.

Roma stayed in second with a 3-1 win over Sassuolo, while third-placed Napoli beat Empoli 3-2.

The only negative for Juventus was a first-half injury to Paulo Dybala.

The Argentina forward limped off after 28 minutes, but coach Massimiliano Allegri was quick to allay concerns.

"Paulo felt a twinge at the back of his thigh but shouldn't be anything serious," said Allegri.

"It was fundamental to win this match because we play Napoli after the break. We had one of the best first halves of the season, for our intensity and the chances we created."

In the 65th minute of Sunday's match, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reached 39,681 Serie A minutes for the Old Lady, beating the record set by Giampiero Boniperti.

Napoli briefly moved up to second with their victory over Empoli. Lorenzo Insigne scored twice as Napoli went 3-0 up before surviving a late comeback to move a point ahead of Roma.

But that lead lasted a matter of hours, as goals from Edin Dzeko, Mohamed Salah and Leandro Paredes saw Roma re-establish their grip on second place.

Juan Cuadrado celebrates with forward roll
Cuadrado celebrated his goal with a forward roll, alongside Dybala and Dani Alves

Elsewhere in Europe

Line-ups

Sampdoria

  • 1Puggioni
  • 22Sala
  • 26Silvestre
  • 37Skriniar
  • 19ReginiBooked at 83mins
  • 8Barreto
  • 34TorreiraSubstituted forPraetat 63'minutes
  • 16Linetty
  • 10FernandesSubstituted forSchickat 53'minutesSubstituted forDjuricicat 75'minutes
  • 9Muriel
  • 27Quagliarella

Substitutes

  • 4Simic
  • 5Dodô
  • 11Álvarez
  • 12Krapikas
  • 14Schick
  • 17Palombo
  • 18Praet
  • 20Pavlovic
  • 23Djuricic
  • 24Bereszynski
  • 30Falcone
  • 47Budimir

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 23Dani AlvesBooked at 83mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 15Barzagli
  • 22Asamoah
  • 5Pjanic
  • 6Khedira
  • 7CuadradoSubstituted forLeminaat 73'minutes
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forPjacaat 28'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Chiellini
  • 8Marchisio
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 18Lemina
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Pjaca
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Sturaro
  • 28Rincón
  • 32Audero
  • 34Kean
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
26,127

Match Stats

Home TeamSampdoriaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Sampdoria 0, Juventus 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sampdoria 0, Juventus 1.

Attempt missed. Vasco Regini (Sampdoria) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luis Muriel with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

Attempt saved. Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edgar Barreto.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Attempt missed. Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dennis Praet with a cross.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

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

Booking

Vasco Regini (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dani Alves (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Vasco Regini.

Offside, Sampdoria. Jacopo Sala tries a through ball, but Fabio Quagliarella is caught offside.

Offside, Juventus. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Mario Lemina is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Filip Djuricic replaces Patrik Schick because of an injury.

Offside, Juventus. Mario Mandzukic tries a through ball, but Mario Lemina is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mario Lemina replaces Juan Cuadrado.

Dani Alves (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Karol Linetty (Sampdoria).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Patrik Schick (Sampdoria) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Dennis Praet replaces Lucas Torreira.

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vasco Regini.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

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

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karol Linetty (Sampdoria).

Marko Pjaca (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Edgar Barreto (Sampdoria).

Offside, Sampdoria. Lucas Torreira tries a through ball, but Luis Muriel is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Patrik Schick replaces Bruno Fernandes.

Foul by Daniele Rugani (Juventus).

Bruno Fernandes (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus29241459194073
2Roma29212664263865
3Napoli29196468323663
4Lazio29176650302057
5Inter Milan29174855312455
6Atalanta29174846331355
7Milan29165842321053
8Fiorentina2913974637948
9Sampdoria29118103534141
10Torino29101095448640
11Chievo29115133441-738
12Udinese29106133638-236
13Bologna2997132942-1334
14Cagliari2995153658-2232
15Sassuolo2994163646-1031
16Genoa2978143043-1329
17Empoli2957171746-2922
18Palermo2936202460-3615
19Crotone2935212149-2814
20Pescara2926212966-3712
View full Italian Serie A table

Top Stories