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      26.05.2019 20:00 - in: Match report S

      Allegri sees out last game in Genova

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      After five seasons and 11 trophies later, the Tuscan coach wrapped up his incredibly successful tenure at the club.

      Massimiliano Allegri’s time at Juventus came to an end at Marassi, with his side falling 2-0 to Sampdoria after Gregoire Defrel and Gianluca Caprari scored two late goals, while Moise Kean saw his goal ruled out for offside.

      The Italian Champions end their 2018/19 Serie A season with 28 wins, six draws and four losses.

      GOALLESS FIRST HALF

      Both teams had nothing but pride to play for when they took to the field, and it showed in the opening 20 minutes of the game, as a casual approach was taken by both teams on the field. The first real scoring chance came at the half hour when Bentancur found himself in a good scoring position when he turned on the ball and fired an effort that stung the palms of Rafael, only for the linesman to raise his flag seconds after. Fabio Quagliarella then attempted an acrobatic kick when he found himself unmarked inside the box, but he blasted it wide of goal. Juventus then came close to opening the scoring when Kean’s header was flicked towards Dybala. He then attempted to pull the trigger, but Sala got away by making a desperate clearance.

      KEAN GOAL RULED OFFSIDE

      Kean was the first to crack a whip at goal after the break when De Sciglio fed him a teasing ball, that saw the teenager fire at goal, but it went on the wrong side of the post. Pereira then fired an effort from range, which forced Rafael to scamper across the face of goal, but it went wide too. Emre Can had to be taken off just before the hour mark due to injury, and he was replaced by Manolo Portanova, who made his debut in Serie A. Meanwhile, Leonardo Bonucci replaced Chiellini in defence in the 65th minute.

      Allegri’s final change came 10 minutes later, when Nicolussi Caviglia took the place of Pereira. Quagliarella’s last effort of the game saw him attempt another acrobatic effort towards goal, and it was dealt with by Pinsoglio. Kean had the ball in the back of the net in the 80th minute, when he broke through Sampdoria’s backline and chipped the ball over Rafael, but it was blown for offside and the decision stood after a silent VAR check.

      SAMP SEAL THREE POINTS

      Sampdoria took the lead in the 84th minute when the substitute Gabbiadini directed a through ball at goal. Defrel got onto the end of it and scuffed the finish, to see it bounce over the line. The Genova side didn’t stop there, though, as they doubled the lead in stoppage time when Caprari struck a sublime and unstoppable free-kick past Pinsoglio in goal to secure three points in the final match of the season.

      Sampdoria: Rafael; Sala, Ferrari, Colley, Bereszynski; Praet, Barreto, Linetty; Ramirez; Defrel, Quagliarella

      Juventus: Pinsoglio; Caceres, Rugani, Chiellini (Bonucci 65’), De Sciglio; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Emre Can (Portanova 59’); Dybala, Kean, Pereira (Nicolussi-Caviglia 75’)

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