Juventus defeated Sampdoria to win their second league game in a row and move into the top half of Serie A.
After 10 minutes, Paulo Dybala scored into the bottom corner, but was forced to leave the field in tears due to an injury. Maya Yoshida’s header made it 2-1 before halftime after Leonardo Bonucci increased the hosts’ lead with a penalty.
After Antonio Candreva’s late response, Juventus held on to win thanks to Manuel Locatelli’s goal.
Last time out, Juventus came from behind to overcome Spezia 3-2 in a match described by manager Massimiliano Allegri as a “relegation six-pointer.”
Juventus had been in the bottom three after two points from their first four games, but Allegri’s side has climbed to ninth place in the early standings after back-to-back victories.
Source: BBC Sport