Italian Serie A
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Juventus 3-0 Sampdoria

Benedikt Howedes
Goalscorer Benedikt Howedes was making only his second Juventus appearance of an injury-hit loan spell from Schalke

Juventus went six points clear at the top of Serie A as they bounced back from their controversial Champions League exit to Real Madrid with victory over Sampdoria.

Douglas Costa, a 43rd-minute substitute, assisted all three goals.

Mario Mandzukic slammed home Costa's cross at the end of the first half and Benedikt Howedes headed in his first Juve goal from another centre.

Costa then found Sami Khedira to guide home a third goal.

Juve, who have dropped only four points since 19 November, host Napoli next Sunday at 19:45 BST.

The Turin side, chasing a seventh consecutive league title, lost to an injury-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty on Wednesday after coming back from 3-0 down in the two-legged tie.

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who was sent off for dissent against Real and gave several angry interviews after the game, pulled off a good save to deny Sampdoria's Duvan Zapata late on.

Napoli, who topped the table for much of the season, lost further ground in the title race as they were held to a 0-0 draw by AC Milan earlier on Sunday.

They almost won it late on when Arkadiusz Milik's close-range shot was brilliantly saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, making his 100th Serie A appearance at the age of 19.

Champions League semi-finalists Roma drew 0-0 with Lazio in the capital derby. Lazio had Stefan Radu sent off for two bookings with 10 minutes left and Edin Dzeko had three chances to win it for Roma, including a header which hit the crossbar.

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Buffon
  • 21HöwedesBooked at 52mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 3Chiellini
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 33mins
  • 7Ju Cuadrado
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forSturaroat 81'minutes
  • 5PjanicSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 43'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forBentancurat 67'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 8Marchisio
  • 9Higuaín
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 15Barzagli
  • 16Pinsoglio
  • 23Szczesny
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Bentancur

Sampdoria

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 2Viviano
  • 7Sala
  • 26Silvestre
  • 13Ferrari
  • 19Regini
  • 8BarretoSubstituted forVerreat 81'minutes
  • 34Torreira
  • 18Praet
  • 90RamírezSubstituted forCaprariat 61'minutes
  • 27QuagliarellaSubstituted forKownackiat 45'minutes
  • 91Zapata

Substitutes

  • 3Andersen
  • 9Caprari
  • 11Álvarez
  • 16Linetty
  • 17Strinic
  • 21Verre
  • 28Capezzi
  • 72Belec
  • 92Tozzo
  • 99Kownacki
Referee:
Maurizio Mariani
Attendance:
40,121

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSampdoria
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 3, Sampdoria 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Sampdoria 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Duván Zapata (Sampdoria) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dennis Praet.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Douglas Costa (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Stefano Sturaro tries a through ball, but Daniele Rugani is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Valerio Verre.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Kwadwo Asamoah.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Sampdoria. Valerio Verre replaces Edgar Barreto.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Stefano Sturaro replaces Sami Khedira.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Mario Mandzukic tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Vasco Regini.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Juventus 3, Sampdoria 0. Sami Khedira (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Rodrigo Bentancur.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Benedikt Höwedes.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Rodrigo Bentancur replaces Paulo Dybala.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Torreira with a cross following a corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 15th April 2018

  • JuventusJuventus3SampdoriaSampdoria0
  • FiorentinaFiorentina0SPALSPAL0
  • BolognaBologna2Hellas VeronaHellas Verona0
  • AC MilanAC Milan0NapoliNapoli0
  • SassuoloSassuolo2BeneventoBenevento2
  • LazioLazio0RomaRoma0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus32273277185984
2Napoli32246266214578
3Roma32187750262461
4Lazio32187775403561
5Inter Milan321612450222860
6AC Milan3215894336753
7Fiorentina32149944331151
8Atalanta321310947341349
9Sampdoria32146125049148
10Torino32111384638846
11Bologna32115163743-638
12Genoa32108142531-638
13Udinese32103194050-1033
14Cagliari3295183052-2232
15Sassuolo32710152353-3031
16Chievo3279162951-2230
17SPAL32513143052-2228
18Crotone3276192957-2827
19Hellas Verona3274212664-3825
20Benevento3242262875-4714
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