Juventus cannot do anything without drama this season! Again, the Torinese broke the nerves of their fans, but in the end they managed to record a victory in the duel with Sampdoria 3: 2 (2: 1). Only the second in Serie A. Three points were a priority, however, the price was paid dearly.
Captain Paulo Dybala, who gave the advantage to his team with a nice shot in the 10th minute, had to leave the field in the 21st minute due to injury. When trying to stop the action of the visiting team, it seems that the muscle of his left leg was injured, and as he left the game in tears, he senses that a longer break awaits him.
It is certain that the Argentine will not be able to help the team next Wednesday in the Champions League match with the European champions Chelsea. It will be a big blow for the black and whites, who, unlike the Italian championship, started well in the elite competition, beating Malmo 3: 0.
Dejan Kuluševski came in instead of Dybala, who did not significantly change the events on the field. Juventus had the initiative, but also the luck that in the 41st minute, Nicola Murru caused a penalty for Juventus.
He stopped his shot with his hand, so referee Giovanni Ayroldi pointed to the white spot, and Leonardo Bonucci was accurate from there. Interestingly, this was his first time shooting a penalty in a Serie A match, in which he has been playing since 2009.
The experienced defender, however, just a minute later after the action of Sampdoria from the corner, forgot about the Japanese Yoshida, who with his second goal this season restored hope to the guests from Genoa.
After returning from the half time, it seemed that Juventus was routinely doing its job, especially after Manuel Locatelli's goal in the 57th minute, which was again scored after a corner. The players of Sampdoria looked confused, above all Omar Colley and Morten Thorsby, who did not understand each other well.
Locatelli used that, but instead of a calm finish, nervousness crept into the ranks of the home team when Antonio Candreva reduced the gap of his team in the 83rd minute. Juan Cuadrado unnecessarily started dribbling in the middle of the field, lost the ball, and with a quick action, the Sampdoria players reached the goal.
It was, however, the only shot of Sampdoria in the second half, so the result did not change again. But, there was a new reason for the concern of Torinese and coach Massimiliano Allegri, since Alvaro Morata was holding his knee during the substitution.
We will see what exactly it is about, his situation certainly seemed less serious than Dybala's, but if he can't play against Chelsea, it will be a big problem for the Italian club.