Coppa Italia | Juventus 4-1 Sampdoria: Holders dominate in Turin

by | Jan 18, 2022 21:52

Juventus swept managerless Sampdoria aside 4-1 to book their spot in the Coppa Italia quarter-final, with Juan Cuadrado, Daniele Rugani, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata on target.

The 2020-21 Coppa winners will face either Sassuolo or Cagliari in the next phase in early February.

The Bianconeri had Moise Kean, Matthijs de Ligt and coach Max Allegri sitting out bans, with Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi injured, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci not 100 per cent fit, but Danilo made his comeback. Samp sacked Roberto D’Aversa yesterday, so played under youth team boss Felice Tufano and director Angelo Palumbo instead. They missed  Maya Yoshida, Omar Colley, Julian Chabot, Emil Audero, Mikkel Damsgaard, Valerio Verre, Albin Ekdal and Fabio Quagliarella.

Coppa Italia Liveblog: Juventus vs. Sampdoria

Wladimiro Falcone got one hand to the Juan Cuadrado strike at the base of the near post and Mattia De Sciglio tested the goalkeeper.

Juve took the lead when a ferocious Cuadrado free kick from the edge of the box burst through the wall and took a slight deflection to squirm off Falcone’s glove into the far bottom corner.

Moments later, the Bianconeri had the ball in the net again with Alvaro Morata after a smart give-and-go with Cuadrado. However, VAR was used to check an Adrien Rabiot foul on Tomas Rincon in the build-up, so it was disallowed.

Falcone made a remarkable reaction save from point-blank range as Daniele Rugani redirected a corner with an outstretched boot, while Arthur curled wide.

There was another huge block on the stroke of half-time, Kulusevski rolling across for Morata to sweep first-time from eight yards, Falcone kicking it off the line with his trailing leg.

Juventus did double their lead when a corner was taken short, Arthur whipped in a cross for Rugani’s towering header from seven yards into the far bottom corner.

However, Samp got themselves back into it with a well-taken Andrea Conti half-volley on Tommaso Augello’s cross that bounced in off the inside of the far post.

Moments later, Kristoffer Askildsen’s glancing header was just wide, as Juve seemed to go to sleep.

However, so did Samp, a weak Falcone pass playing out from the back intercepted by Manuel Locatelli for substitute Paulo Dybala to sweep home. Unlike at the weekend, he did celebrate.

Nathan Ake came off the bench and within a couple of minutes was brought down by Augello for a penalty, which Morata converted despite Falcone almost getting his fingertips to it.

Adrien Rabiot came close too, hitting the upright from a tight angle, while Dybala forced a couple of difficult saves.

Juventus 4-1 Sampdoria

Cuadrado 25 (J), Rugani 52 (J), Conti 63 (S), Dybala 67 (J), Morata pen 77 (J)


  1. Debu

    Thank God! Finally! Finally, Arthur-Locatelli together on the middle! I think i and all Juve fans had been praying for this to happen in few months. Fantastic play from Juve. We’ve been waiting for this kind of performance for too long. Forza Juve!

  2. The Queens Half Corgi

    Good win for the whipping boys of CL finals (7/9).

    Nice to see Dybala celebrating, maybe it was a phone call with Don Beppe.

  3. Dx

    The Bianconeri had Moise Kean, Matthijs de Ligt and coach Max Allegri sitting out bans…
    Allegri better out bcz everytime He got ban, juve play better

  4. Ali G

    Who was the captain for Juve today?

  5. Sgabetti

    to ALi G: Cuadrado was the captain

  6. Sgabetti

    It was really amusing match even end of the match both teams were pressed in front and try to find a net.
    It was a good game for Falcone especially first half despite his mistake on Juve’s third goal.
    It was a good start for Ake as well.
    Locatelli played like a boss.

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