The first match between Juventus and Salernitana of the season ended in a 2-2 draw, but it was not without controversy. Arkadiusz Milik’s late goal was disallowed because VAR did not notice Antonio Candreva in the transmission. The video verification system then wrongly found offside. “The referee made the worst mistake since VAR. It’s a disgrace. The team was robbed of the two points it scored on the pitch” – .
Dusan Vlahovic is taking advantage of Milik’s absence. Two goals, an assist and a win for Juventus
This time Milik was not on the pitch because he was recovering from an injury. Juventus started off very calmly against Salernitana but shuddered for the first time in the ninth minute when Bremer went down painfully after a clash with Krzysztof Piątek. In the end, the elbow problem turned out not to be serious. Salernitana had the first opportunity in the 15th minute, but Hans Nicolussi Caviglia’s shot was very inaccurate. The Italian midfielder then made a fatal mistake in the 25th minute when he fouled Fabio Miretti in his own penalty area. Dusan Vlahović used the shot from the penalty spot, although the Serbian was greatly helped by the post.
The hosts tried to answer Juventus, but their attempts were not very accurate. Massimiliano Allegri’s side took a huge blow in the 41st minute when Fabio Miretti accidentally clashed with Mamadou Coulibaly and left the pitch on a stretcher, possibly sustaining an ankle injury. Juventus struck a second blow four minutes later when Dusan Vlahović’s foul shot turned into an assist for Filip Kostić. The Serbian shuttle warned Guillermo Ochoa before making an intervention.
Hans Nicolussi Caviglia made another terrible mistake in the 47th minute, just after the start of the second half, when he missed the ball in the middle of the field. It was quickly intercepted by Nicolo Fagioli, who played perpendicular to Dusan Vlahovic. The Serbian forward struck from the edge of the penalty area to beat Guillermo Ochoa for the second time. Thus, Vlahović already has eight goals in the Italian league and at the same time overtook Arkadiusz Milik.
Four minutes after that goal, Boulaye Dia had a great chance, but the Salernitana striker misplaced his aim as he shot towards the far post. Davide Nicola tried to reduce the extent of the defeat by playing three center forwards at one point, but none of the attempts proved accurate enough to threaten Wojciech Szczsny. Krzysztof Pitek left the field in the 71st minute. Dusan Vlahović looked for a third goal of the match but ultimately failed to finish it with a hat-trick.
Thanks to beating Salernitana, Juventus moved up to 10th place with 26 points. Despite this, the loss of Massimiliano Allegri’s charges to the top is still significant, as fourth-placed Lazio has as many as thirteen points more than Juventus. The next rival of Turin in the league will be Fiorentina – this match will take place on Sunday, February 12 at 12.00. 18:00.
Salernitana – Juventus 0:3
Goals: Vlahovic (26′, 47′), Kostic (45′)
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