By Football Italian staffIn a very unusual move, Juve came back from two goals down at 2-2 in the last minute of the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Sampdori.
They didn’t score in the first half but the result didn’t matter as the win ensured Juve qualified for the final.
Sampdoria, on the other hand, managed to break through on goal and win the game on penalties, with Alessandro Florenzi hitting the post from close range.
This time it was Alessandro Di Francesco who hit the post, but this time it wasn’t Juve’s goal that was crucial.
They got through on the penalty shoot-out.
In the second half, the match became more difficult as the Sampadores broke through but the Bianconeri had no answer for the home side, who had been struggling since the break.
The game began with Juventus looking to regain control of the game, but their effort was undermined by poor defensive positioning from Sampdore, who gave away two free kicks before being sent off.
The result meant Juve were eliminated from the competition, while Sampdora got the win to secure their place in the final, with the Biancons winning on penalties.
Juve’s second goal came from Antonio Barrichello, who went to ground in the 6th minute, but he was soon replaced by Stefano Mauri.
Barrichello looked to have found his way back into the game in the 25th minute but he couldn’t find an equaliser.
He had a chance in the 81st minute when he beat Federico Pellegrini to the ball but the former Juventus defender failed to find a way past the Sampodorian goalkeeper.
Sampingoli managed to tie the game up at 2:10, but the game turned when Alessandro Gabbiadini converted a penalty after being tripped by Sampdores goalkeeper Stefano Pippo in the 76th minute.
Santi Cazorla missed a chance to equalise in the 84th minute when his shot from outside the box was blocked by Gianluigi Buffon, but Juve had the final say in the match with their late goal.