Juventus hooked by Salernitana

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Juventus faced Salernitana in Turin this Sunday evening, a meeting counting for the 6th day of Serie A. The Bianconeri had every interest in reviving after their defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League (2-1) and their particularly sluggish start to the season in general (two wins and three draws in Serie A so far). And Massimiliano Allegri’s players finally had to concede a draw against the Campania club after an epic end to the match! Leonardo Bonucci’s teammates failed to get out of the trap set up by their evening opponent, against a team yet within reach, despite the very good transfer window achieved by the Salerno-based club (2-2). After a small domination of Turin at the very start of the game, Juventus were also surprised at the quarter of an hour of play. Pasquale Mazzocchi took advantage of an error of judgment by Juan Cuadrado to advance on the left side and propose a millimeter cross for Antonio Candreva on receiving the ball (18th, 1-0). Leonardo Bonucci’s teammates then lost track of the game and the Piedmontese defense gave in a second time just before half-time. Bremer, at fault with the hand on a recovery from Piatek, conceded a penalty converted by the Polish striker (45th + 5, 2-0).

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After the break, the Bianconeri raised their heads and the Brazilian defender did himself justice by winning a cross from Kostic (51st, 2-1). Everything then changed at the end of the match. Leonardo Bonucci saw his penalty being stopped by Luigi Sepe but the defender had followed well to score in a second time (90th + 3). In the process, Arkadiusz Milik thought to give the victory to his team (90th + 4) but his goal was finally canceled for an offside position of the captain and defender of Turin on the action (90th + 8). The striker taking a second yellow card for having removed his jersey synonymous with a red card (90th + 5). The tension then rose and Juan Cuadrado in turn took a red card for a scuffle in front of the benches (90th + 9). All that in added time so … With this draw, Juventus retain their lead over their evening opponent but do not advance in the standings. The Bianconeri stagnated in 8th place and the Salernitana in 10th place. It’s a new setback for the Old Lady before facing Benfica Lisbon this Wednesday for the 2nd day of the Champions League (a meeting to follow live on our site).

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