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January 6, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ P. Valeri‎
Attendance:‬ 38000‎
 
24′ (PG) Sebastian Giovinco
Mauro Icardi 52′
 
Mauro Icardi 68′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 1-2 Sampdoria

The Genoa outfit defied the odds to record a comeback victory against the league leaders, a double from Icardi deciding proceedings in the visitors' favour

By Daniel Edwards

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    43
    128
    1.50

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Will be disappointed not to have held Icardi's opener, which wriggled under his body. Followed that faux pas by being beaten at the near post for the second.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    39
    92
    2.50

    Paolo De Ceglie

    Put in countless crosses of varying quality over the course of the match, but could not make the difference and was sacrificed as Juve chased victory.

  • Federico Peluso
    41
    140
    2.00

    Federico Peluso

    Was combative and busy in defence at first and did not look overwhelmed by the famous shirt, until he was twice caught out on the left side to devastating effect. Not the debut he would have been dreaming of.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    119
    26
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    The pick of the Turin side's defence, played almost as a holding midfielder and was always there to get the attack moving again.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    55
    72
    2.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Was decent enough for the vast majority of the encounter, but had no answer to Sampdoria's counters that turned the game around after the break.

  • Paul Pogba
    47
    98
    2.00

    Paul Pogba

    The urgency and drive he usually gives the Juve midfield was oddly absent, as the Frenchman ended up simply going through the motions.

  • Simone Padoin
    39
    102
    2.50

    Simone Padoin

    Consistently reached the bye-line and troubled the Samp defence with his crossing. However, there was ultimately no end product and the game passed him by for long periods.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    51
    87
    2.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Was punished severely for losing possession in the build-up to the equaliser. A muted display, typified by countless corners that failed to reach their target.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    137
    23
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    A storming run earned Juve their penalty and only strike of the game. Left the field in agony after landing heavily and would be a big absence for the Serie A holders.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    105
    60
    3.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Took his penalty with class, and was a constant headache for a Sampdoria defence that struggled to contain the mobile young forward.

  • Alessandro Matri
    32
    113
    2.00

    Alessandro Matri

    Was rather unlucky not to win a second penalty after slipping past Sampdoria's last man. Again though, an uneven performance from the attacker, who is running out of chances to salvage his Juve career.

Substitutions

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    35
    72

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Failed to make an impact after coming on for Pogba.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    45
    72
    2.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Thrown on in place of Matri but fared no better than the man he had replaced.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    46
    83
    2.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Came off the bench to try and regain the lead, but squandered two glorious chances that proved crucial for Juventus.

  • Sergio Romero
    48
    3
    3.50

    Sergio Romero

    A heroic performance from the Argentina No. 1, produced save after save to frustrate the hosts and could only be beaten from the penalty spot.

  • Andrea Costa
    19
    4
    3.00

    Andrea Costa

    Along with Palombo, refused to give in despite being constantly under the hammer as Juve streamed forward. Made some crucial interventions.

  • Gaetano Berardi
    9
    29
    1.50

    Gaetano Berardi Flop of the Match

    The villain of Sampdoria's underwhelming first 45 minutes. Gave away a needless penalty, and followed that up with a nasty challenge on Barzagli that earned a second yellow.

  • Angelo Palombo
    37
    3
    3.50

    Angelo Palombo

    Massive display from the centre-back, who never folded under immense pressure and who was a titan in the air.

  • Daniele Gastaldello
    27
    3
    3.50

    Daniele Gastaldello

    A real captain's performance from the right back, marshalled his defence perfectly at set-pieces and ensured that Romero would be covered.

  • Marcelo Estigarribia
    31
    4
    3.00

    Marcelo Estigarribia

    Was one of Sampdoria's brightest players in a disappointing first-half, before an early knock forced him off at half time.

  • Pedro Obiang
    41
    3
    3.50

    Pedro Obiang

    Made one telling contribution with a neat pass to Iscardi on the right hand side, which led to the striker's second goal and his team's winner.

  • Andrea Poli
    43
    5
    4.00

    Andrea Poli

    Had few chances to shine, but was a constant presence in midfield and caused Juventus problems on the few occasions he ventured forward.

  • Nenad Krsticic
    30
    4
    3.50

    Nenad Krsticic

    Dispossessed Pirlo in midfield and released a stunning cross-field pass to play in Icardi for the equaliser. Never stopped working.

  • Eder
    33
    5
    4.00

    Eder

    Was happy to drop deep and look for the ball against an attack-minded Juve, and was the mastermind of more than one of the away team's excellent counter attacks.

  • Mauro Icardi
    102
    6
    5.00

    Mauro Icardi Top of the Match

    An unforgettable day for the striker. Took his chances fantastically with two top-class finishes, to upset Juventus and turn the game round.

Substitutions

  • Gianni Munari
    14
    6

    Gianni Munari

    Provided an extra body in midfield after Sampdoria had taken the lead.

  • Fernando Tissone
    13
    8

    Fernando Tissone

    Played the last 10 minutes as the away team looked to see out the game.

  • Lorenzo De Silvestri
    27
    5
    3.50

    Lorenzo De Silvestri

    Did not have the electric impact of Estigarribia after replacing the Paraguayan, but gave balance to the Samp midfield and helped out effectively in defence.

Results
 
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