The video assistant referee played a major role, including ruling out an injury-time equaliser, as champions Juventus beat Sampdoria to keep up their unbeaten run in Serie A.

Riccardo Saponara looked to have got a point, but the goal was ruled offside.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored early on, and later put his side back in front with a penalty that was awarded for a handball which did not look deliberate.

Samp’s equaliser came from a penalty awarded after consultation with VAR.

Former Juve striker Fabio Quagliarella hammered home the spot-kick after referee Paolo Valeri took instruction from his assistant following Emre Can’s handball from a corner.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 22Perin
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 24RuganiBooked at 71mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 23Can
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 36minsSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 82′minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forBernardeschiat 69′minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Szczesny
  • 4Benatia
  • 6Khedira
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 18Kean
  • 19Bonucci
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 37Spinazzola

Sampdoria

  • 1Audero
  • 7Sala
  • 25FerrariBooked at 36mins
  • 15Colley
  • 29Murru
  • 10Praet
  • 6EkdalSubstituted forJanktoat 82′minutes
  • 11RamírezSubstituted forSaponaraat 72′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Linetty
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 17CaprariSubstituted forDefrelat 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Vieira
  • 5Saponara
  • 14Jankto
  • 18Leverbe
  • 19Regini
  • 22Júnior Tavares dos Santos
  • 26Tonelli
  • 33Cabral Barbosa
  • 72Belec
  • 92Defrel
  • 95Rolando
  • 99Kownacki
Referee:
Paolo Valeri

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSampdoria
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Sampdoria 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Sampdoria 1.

Attempt saved. Douglas Costa (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

Douglas Costa (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karol Linetty (Sampdoria).

Offside, Juventus. Daniele Rugani tries a through ball, but Paulo Dybala is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Delay in match (Juventus). Video Review.

Booking

Riccardo Saponara (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Offside, Sampdoria. Gregoire Defrel tries a through ball, but Riccardo Saponara is caught offside.

Mattia Perin (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregoire Defrel (Sampdoria).

Attempt blocked. Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Emre Can (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Hand ball by Jacopo Sala (Sampdoria).

Attempt missed. Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Riccardo Saponara.

Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus).

Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Daniele Rugani (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Riccardo Saponara (Sampdoria).

Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus).

Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Jakub Jankto replaces Albin Ekdal.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Douglas Costa replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Attempt missed. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Paulo Dybala following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Alex Ferrari.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

Attempt blocked. Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dennis Praet.

Attempt missed. Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Dennis Praet with a cross.

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicola Murru (Sampdoria).

Substitution

Substitution, Sampdoria. Riccardo Saponara replaces Gastón Ramírez.

Booking

Daniele Rugani (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniele Rugani (Juventus).

Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Federico Bernardeschi replaces Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt missed. Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

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