Juventus denied a last minute winner in controversial draw with Salernitana

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New footage has emerged suggesting the Juventus winner against Salernitana was incorrectly disallowed

Juventus were held to a 2-2 draw against Salernitana at the Allianz Stadium. Two goals down at the break against Salernitana, Juve rallied to draw level in stoppage time.

Leonardo Bonucci scored a stoppage-time equalizer but was denied a victory in stoppage time.

Arkadiusz Milik headed home in injury time but the goal was disallowed following a VAR review for offside.

Arkadiusz Milik and Cuadrado sent off in extra time

Milik was then sent off for a second yellow card along with teammate Juan Cuadrado and Salernitana’s Federico Fazio who were involved in a confrontation

The draw left Juventus eighth in the table on 10 points, with Salernitana three points behind in 10th.

Salernitana took the lead in the 18th minute when Pasquale Mazzocchi’s cross from the edge of the box found midfielder Antonio Candreva, who converted with his body from close range.

Juve striker Dusan Vlahovic found the back of the net 20 minutes later with a low shot towards the far post, but he was flagged for offside.

Salernitana Striker Krzysztof Piatek made it 2-0 to Salernitana with a penalty kick just before half-time, sending keeper Mattia Perin the wrong way

They were penalized when Gleison Bremer blocked Piatek’s strike with his hand.

Juventus team came back to life when Gleison Bremer scored a fantastic header, to make it 2-1 and give Juventus the much-needed momentum.

In the second half of the game, Juventus started to press more and played up the field to maintain continuous pressure on the visitors.

The constant pressure by Juventus resulted in a mistake by Salertina’s defense, for a foul by Tonny Vilhena on defender Alex Sandro.

Bonucci failed to beat goalkeeper Luigi Sepe with his effort from the spot but fired home on the rebound.

Juventus was not done yet as they tried to get a winner, and they almost won it they had won it when Milik rose at the near post from a corner to glance his effort in before celebrating wildly.


Referee Matteo Marcenaro, however, was sent across to the VAR screen following a lengthy stoppage and the goal was ruled out as Bonucci was shown to be offside in front of the keeper when Milik made contact with the ball.

“The second half was a good game,” Allegri told DAZN. “It’s a result that sends us into the match on Wednesday with a different mood than a defeat.”

Salernitana coach Davide Nicola praised the VAR.

“We are very satisfied with the performance we put in and it would’ve been very disappointing to leave empty-handed,” Nicola said. “VAR proves this sport has credibility. From the moment that the player who is offside tries to reach the ball, he is interfering with play.”

Juventus remain unbeaten in Serie A following four draws and two wins, they next host Benfica in Europe on Wednesday, after which they travel to bottom-placed Monza in the league before the international break.

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