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Shamoon Hafez

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Juventus hold on for the victory, but courtesy of a HUGE helping hand from VAR.

    A very controversial game.

    Thanks for joining me.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Low shot from Douglas Costa, saved by Emil Audero.

    Into added time of added time.


    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Riccardo Saponara took his shirt off in celebrating the goal and was booked, but the goal does not stand yet the booking does.

    Mad one.


    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria


    Riccardo Saponara cannot believe it as the VAR rules that the goalscorer comes back from an offside position.

    And this time it is the correct decision.

    What drama in Turin. Incredible.

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    Juventus 2-2 Sampdoria

    Oh no, oh no no.

    Have we gone too early with the goalflash???

    The referee is looking at the the pitchside monitor once more.

  6. GOAL - Juventus 2-2 Sampdoria

    Riccardo Saponara


    Mattia Perin took a knock after claiming that ball a couple of minutes before and has that caused him to make this error?

    A gives a short pass which is pounced on by Riccardo Saponara and the bald-headed sub curls a stunning finish into the top corner.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Samp come forward...


    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Brilliant goalkeeping from Mattia Perin, sprinting off his line to claim a high, looping ball into the box.

    Plenty of time remaining for Sampdoria, there are SIX MINUTES added on.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Juve stalwart Giorgio Chiellini is heading every cross into the box away.

    Approaching injury-time now.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo, hands in his pockets, paces the touchline.

    He looks beaten, can his side level late on?

    Emre Can breaks into the final third for Juventus but then lashes a left-footed shot into the stand.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Into the final five, Juve look like hanging on.

    Sampdoria goalscorer Fabio Quagliarella has a go from 25 yards but it causes Matia Perin no concerns.

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    Dave Payn: Re Paolo Valeri, all it goes to show is that VAR is only as effective as the official operating it. We saw that in the World Cup Final.


    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Changes apiece.

    Blaise Matuidi is replaced by Douglas Costa for Juventus, while ex-Juve man Albin Ekdal departs for Jacob Jankto for Sampdoria.

    Seven minutes to go.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Cristiano Ronaldo, on a hat-trick, bursts forward.

    Is he going to pass to a team-mate? Of course not.

    The Portugal skipper has a pop from 30 yards out, but it hops off the turf and into the grateful hands of Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Into the final 10 minutes, do Sampdoria have a last big push in them?

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Ooof, how close was this to an equaliser!

    Samp goalscorer Fabio Quagliarella gets in between two Juventus defender and stretches his leg towards a cross, but cannot divert it on target.

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    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Juve should have put this game to bed.

    Omar Colley makes a mess of clearing Alex Sandro's cross and the ball falls to the feet of Paulo Dybala at the back post.

    You would put your life savings on him scoring, but would be potless now, as the Argentine screws a shot wide from eight yards out.


    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Another Sampdoria sub.

    Riccardo Saponara on for Gaston Ramirez.

    Time is ticking away for the visitors.


    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    Juve defender Daniele Rugani into the book for a clumsy, late challenge on Karol Linetty.


    Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

    A first change for Juventus.

    Mario Mandzukic makes way for Federico Bernardeschi with 20 minutes remaining.