Serie A: Leonardo Bonucci Equalizer Leaves Juventus in 2-2 Draw with Salernitana

Last Updated: September 12, 2022, 09:17 AM IST

Leonardo Bonucci Equaliser Leaves Juventus in 2-2 Draw with Salernitana (Twitter Image)

Juventus, who recorded their fourth draw in six Serie A games this season, thought they had snatched all three points against Salernitana when substitute Arkadiusz Milik headed home in injury time but the goal was disallowed following a VAR review

Leonardo Bonucci scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Juventus fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home with Salernitana but Massimiliano Allegri’s side were denied a late winner by VAR in a chaotic end to their Serie A clash on Sunday.

Juventus, who recorded their fourth draw in six Serie A games this season, thought they had snatched all three points when substitute Arkadiusz Milik headed home in injury time but the goal was disallowed following a VAR review for offside.

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

Striker Krzysztof Piatek made it 2-0 to Salernitana with a coolly-taken spot-kick just before halftime, sending keeper Mattia Perin the wrong way after the visitors were awarded a penalty when Gleison Bremer blocked Piatek’s strike with his hand.

Juventus sprung to life when Bremer scored in the 51st minute with a fantastic header and the home side then dominated possession and pressed high up the field and were awarded a penalty 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.

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