Dybala injured as Juventus strive for 3-2 win over Samp | Sports


MILAN (AP) – Paulo Dybala left the field in tears shortly after scoring to put Juventus on the path to a 3-2 Serie A victory over Sampdoria on Sunday.

Dybala has suffered a number of muscle injuries over the years and he appeared to have suffered another after suddenly stopping. The Juventus striker was able to leave and was consoled by his teammates.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed after the game that Dybala and Álvaro Morata will miss Wednesday’s Champions League game against Chelsea – and Saturday’s Serie A derby against Turin – but that he hopes to regain the two forwards after the international break.

Leonardo Bonucci converted a penalty and Manuel Locatelli scored his first goal for Juventus. Maya Yoshida and Antonio Candreva kept the game alive for Sampdoria.

It was an unconvincing victory for Juve and only their second of the season. This took the Bianconeri to ninth place, 10 points behind Serie A leaders Napoli, who beat Cagliari 2-0.

In Turin, Juventus were keen to capitalize on their first victory in midweek and it started well.

Dybala gave the lead with a nice strike from the lower right corner from outside the box in the 10th minute and the Bianconeri could have extended their lead before the 27-year-old was forced to stop after s ‘being hurt, squeezing the back of his leg.

Tempo dropped after that, but Bonucci drilled a powerful penalty in the lower left corner two minutes from the break to double Juve’s lead after a hand from Nicola Murru. It was a first Serie A penalty for Bonucci, who delivered a penalty shootout for Italy.

But Sampdoria backed off a minute later. Mattia Perin did a good job of parrying Fabio Quagliarella’s effort but the resulting corner was taken short and Candreva whipped a cross for Yoshida to head to the other side of the net.

Juventus restored their two-goal advantage after 12 minutes of the second half. Locatelli started and finished the move after a great job from Federico Chiesa and Dejan Kulusevski.

Candreva scored for Samp with seven minutes left to set up a nervous final for Juve.


José Mourinho’s first derby as Roma coach ended in a 3-2 loss to Lazio and, after complaining about the referee and VAR in TV interviews, Mourinho is said to have left the post-match press conference.

In contrast, it was all smiles for opposition coach Maurizio Sarri as he handed the Lazio mascot eagle to fans to celebrate at the final whistle.

Sergej Milinković-Savić courageously gave Lazio the lead in the 10th minute over a Felipe Anderson cross but was struck by Roma goalkeeper Rui Patrício. His teammates immediately called for medics, but the Lazio midfielder was able to carefully stand up and continue.

Former Roma striker Pedro doubled Lazio’s lead nine minutes later following a quick counterattack. Ciro Immobile ran down the left flank from inside his own half and rolled the ball outside the area so Pedro pierced the lower right corner.

Nicolò Zaniolo led a corner off the post in the 27th, but Roma similarly pulled one out four minutes before the break as a header from Ibañez flew into the far skylight.

Immobile also scored Lazio’s third goal in the 63rd as he drew with two defenders, giving Felipe Anderson space to score.

Jordan Veretout closed the penalty gap six minutes later after Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro was on trial for fouling Zaniolo.

Zaniolo almost equalized soon after with a fantastic strike, but Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina made an equally impressive save.

Lazio moved up to sixth, one point behind Roma in fourth.


Victor Osimhen has scored again for Napoli to bring his total to six goals in his last four games.

Osimhen shot in the first game in the 11th minute and also won the second half penalty which Lorenzo Insigne converted as Napoli maintained their perfect Serie A start.

Osimhen, 22, was signed by Napoli last year for a record transfer fee of € 70m ($ 82m).


Salernitana remained glued to the bottom of the table after a 1-0 loss to Sassuolo.

Domenico Berardi’s second-half goal sentenced Salernitana to their fifth loss of the season with a draw.

Empoli beat Bologna 4-2, while Fiorentina won 1-0 at Udinese.

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