Serie A: Injuries mar Juventus home win
Paulo Dybala scored a superb goal before leaving the pitch in tears with an injury as Juventus beat Sampdoria 3-2 in Turin on Sunday, their first home victory of the Serie A season.
The Argentina international fired a low shot into the bottom corner after 10 minutes but limped off soon after with a muscular problem.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said after the game that Dybala and his strike partner Alvaro Morata, who also went off injured, are “certain” to miss Wednesday’s Champions League clash with European champions Chelsea and Saturday’s Turin Derby against Torino.
“We hope to have them back after the international break, but this is part of the game,” Allegri told Sky Italia.
Allegri’s side climbed to ninth place in the table on eight points, three points clear of 14th-placed Sampdoria but eight adrift of league leaders AC Milan.
Manuel Locatelli scored his first goal for the Bianconeri in the second half, but Antonio Candreva’s late strike meant Juve had a nervy ending before claiming their second consecutive league win.
“It was fundamental to win this game and we won. We say things in the dressing room that stay there, but now we must continue like this,” Locatelli told DAZN.