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Serie A: Juventus wins 3-2 against Sampdoria to claim second league victory

Juventus defeated Sampdoria to earn a second successive league win and climb into the top half of Serie A.

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Paulo Dybala fired into the bottom corner after 10 minutes but left the pitch in tears after picking up an injury soon after.

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Leonardo Bonucci doubled the hosts’ lead with a penalty but Maya Yoshida’s header made it 2-1 before half-time.

Manuel Locatelli struck what proved to be the winner, as Juventus held on after Antonio Candreva’s late response.

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Juventus recorded their first Serie A win of the season last time out, coming from behind to beat Spezia 3-2 in a match billed by manager Massimiliano Allegri as a “relegation six-pointer”.

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Two points from their first four matches had left Juventus in the bottom three, but the back-to-back wins have taken Allegri’s side up to ninth in the early standings.

Line-ups

Juventus Squad

Formation 4-4-2

36Perin

11Ju Cuadrado 19Bonucci 4de Ligt 12Lobo Silva

22Chiesa 27Locatelli 30Bentancur 20Bernardeschi

10Dybala 9Morata

Substitutes

1Szczesny 2De Sciglio 3Chiellini 6Danilo 8Ramsey 14McKennie 17Pellegrini 18Kean 23Pinsoglio 24Rugani 44Kulusevski

Sampdoria Squad

Formation 4-4-2

1Audero

24Bereszynski 22Yoshida 15Colley 29Murru

12Depaoli 2Thorsby 6Ekdal 87Candreva

10Caputo 27Quagliarella

Substitutes

3Augello 4Chabot 5Adrien Silva 9Torregrossa 11Ciervo 16Askildsen 19Dragusin 25Ferrari 30Ravaglia 33Falcone 38Damsgaard 70Trimboli

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