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
  • 7Lucas Martins
  • 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 forJu Cuadradoat 65'minutes
  • 6KhediraBooked at 90mins
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade LimaBooked at 88mins
  • 10PogbaBooked at 47mins
  • 33Evra
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forPadoinat 89'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forZazaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 7Zaza
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sampdoria 1, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sampdoria 1, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

  4. Dismissal

    Niklas Moisander (Sampdoria) is shown the red card.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Moisander (Sampdoria).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Luis Muriel (Sampdoria).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Patrice Evra (Juventus).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Carbonero (Sampdoria).

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sami Khedira (Juventus).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Paulo Dybala.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 10th January 2016

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