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Juventus vs. Sampdoria – Soccer Match Report – March 13, 2023 – ESPN

juventus midfielder Adrian Rabiot scored in each half to help secure a 4-2 win over bottom side Sampdoria in a thrilling game on Sunday that lifted his side to seventh and near bottom of Europe.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Turin team now has 38 points and is four behind sixth-placed Atalanta.

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Injury-prone Juve were without several key players, with midfielder Pablo Pogba due to a muscular problem sustained in training. Angel Di Maria, Frederick Chiesa and Alex Sandro they were also sidelined with injuries sustained in a 1-0 Europa League win at home to German side SC Freiburg on Thursday.

“This morning Pogba was taking free kicks and he felt a twinge in his adductor. He will have tests tomorrow but he certainly won’t be there on Thursday or next Sunday so we’ll see him after the international duty break,” Allegri told DAZN. .

gleison Bremer he put Juve ahead with a header after 11 minutes as he jumped past the Sampdoria defence.

Rabiot doubled the lead with another header in the 26th minute when he found himself fabio mirettiIt is cross from the right.

The visitors scored twice in 72 seconds just after the half hour when Tommaso Augello hit on a wide shot earlier Filip Djuricic sent the Allianz Stadium to a shocked silence when he took a pass from the baseline and fired into the corner.

Sampdoria chased another unsuccessful goal and the Juve players entered the break to loud boos from the stands.

“I think the team should improve in game management,” added Allegri. “We were winning 2-0, we had to close the spaces and go on the counterattack.

“The older defenders should have scolded the younger ones and put them back in position. These are situations where players haven’t played many games for Juventus.”

However, Rabiot became the hero of the night for the home crowd, scoring his second goal of the game in the 64th minute with a volley from the edge of the box.

The drama continued five minutes later when dusan vlahovic failed to convert a penalty for the locals after John Square he was shot down by Tommas Augello.

The constant pressure in the last part of the game paid off for Juve, although when Matias Soule headed in on the rebound after a save by Sampdoria turkish martin Four minutes into stoppage time.

The defeat leaves bottom club Genoa with 12 points from 26 games, 12 points below the safety zone and at risk of ending their 11-year streak in the top flight.