Juventus vs Sampdoria 3-2: Locatelli Scores in Bianconeri Second Win in a Row

Juventus capped off their week with another 3-2 win, this time against Sampdoria. Massimiliano Allegri’s side opened the scoring after only ten minutes thanks to a fine left-footed shot from Paulo Dybala who has the same amount of goals this season as he did during the entirety of 2020/21.

The Bianconeri doubled their lead thanks to Leonardo Bonucci’s penalty before Sampdoria pulled one back through Maya Yoshida’s header.

Juventus restored their two-goal lead in the second half after Manuel Locatelli scored his very first goal for the club. Sampdoria were completely dominated all throughout the match but they did have their moments with Antonio Candreva netting their second. 

However, they were unable to get an equalizer and Juventus won 3-2, moving up to eighth in the Serie A table.


As Allegri mentioned in his press conference yesterday, there were quite a few changes in the Juventus XI. Mattia Perin made his first start for the club since April 2019 at the expense of Wojciech Szczesny, whose performances weren’t quite convincing.

Alex Sandro is back in the starting XI and so is Federico Bernardeschi. The latter replaced Adrien Rabiot who missed out due to a knock. As many would have expected, Alvaro Morata starts ahead of Moise Kean, as does Federico Chiesa who had a bit of a problem in his leg during the final minutes against Spezia.

Roberto D’Aversa also made a few changes to Sampdoria’s starting XI with Nicola Murru starting ahead of Tommaso Augello at left-back while Fabio Depaoli was in the left midfield position ahead of Mikkel Damsgaard. Albin Ekdal was back in the lineup, replacing Adrien Silva.


Juventus started the match well and opened the scoring after only ten minutes thanks to Dybala’s brilliant left-footed shot. The Bianconeri had a couple of glorious chances to double the lead but were unable to do so. First, Dybala passed to Chiesa whose shot was just wide, followed by Morata’s shot being saved by Emil Audero.

Juventus were forced to make an early substitution after their goalscorer Dybala walked off the pitch in tears due to an injury. Dejan Kulusevski replaced him and shot on goal a few minutes later but it was way off target.

The Bianconeri received a penalty due to a handball from Murru and Bonucci slotted the ball in the bottom corner to double his team’s lead. Sampdoria managed to pull one back just minutes later thanks to Yoshida who headed in from Antonio Candreva’s cross.


Juventus extended their lead in the second half thanks to Locatelli who scored his very first goal for the club, adding to his assist for Dybala’s goal. The Bianconeri kept troubling the Sampdoria backline and were looking for their fourth goal.

The Blucerchiati tried to threaten Juve’s goal but the backline was up to the task. Allegri made a few changes during the 70th minute, bringing on Aaron Ramsey and Giorgio Chiellini for Bernardeschi and Chiesa. This saw Juventus play in a 3-5-2 with Cuadrado and Sandro as wing-backs.

Rodrigo Bentancur tried to score his team’s fourth goal but Audero denied him with a fine save. Allegri made his last two substitutions by bringing on Kean and McKennie. The former replaced Morata who seemed to feel a bit of uneasiness in his thigh.

Sampdoria scored their second goal thanks to a brilliant right-footed shot from Candreva, who assisted their first.


September 26, 2021 – Serie A 2021-22 Round 6

SCORERS: 10′ Dybala (J), 43′ Bonucci (J, pen.), 44′ Yoshida (S), 57′ Locatelli (J), 83′ Candreva (S)

JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Perin, Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro, Chiesa (70′ Chiellini), Locatelli, Bentancur (82′ McKennie), Bernardeschi (70′ Ramsey), Dybala (22′ Kulusevski), Morata (82′ Kean) (Szczesny, De Sciglio, Danilo, Pellegrini, Pinsoglio, Rugani) Coach: Allegri
SAMPDORIA (4-4-2): Audero, Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Murru (59′ Augello), Depaoli (59′ Damsgaard), Thorsby (87′ Askildsen), Ekdal (59′ Silva), Candreva, Caputo (70′ Torregrossa) , Quagliarella (Chabot, Ciervo, Dragusin, Ferrari, Ravaglia) Coach: D’Aversa

REFEREE: Mr. Ayroldi from Molfetta
NOTES: Yellow Cards: Bentancur, Cuadrado, Bonucci, Kean (J), Thorsby, Murru, Ekdal (S); Added Time: 1st Half 2′, 2nd Half 4′