Salernitana 0-2 Juventus: Dybala and Morata net in visitors' win

Salernitana 0-2 Juventus: Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata on the scoresheet as visitors secure crucial victory at Serie A’s bottom club after nightmare week which saw Max Allegri’s men lose against Chelsea and Atalanta

  • Paulo Dybala opened the scoring after one-two with Dejan Kulusevski 
  • Giorgio Chiellini had second goal for Juventus ruled out with Moise Kean offside 
  • Luca Ranieri hit the inside of the post for Salernitana at the start of second half 
  • Alvaro Morata replaced Kean and went on to secure win with clever finish 

Alvaro Morata scored four minutes after coming on to seal a much-needed 2-0 win for Juventus away to bottom side Salernitana in Serie A on Tuesday and ease the pressure on the struggling Turin club.

Paulo Dybala fired Juve in front midway through the first half, but Salernitana were inches away from an equaliser when Luca Ranieri hit the post after the break.

With the home side in the ascendancy, Morata came off the bench and doubled his side’s lead by deftly flicking a cross through the goalkeeper’s legs in the 70th minute.

Paulo Dybala netted for Juventus as they beat bottom Serie A club Salernitana

Alvaro Morata then came off the bench to secure the points for Juventus on the night

It was an important win for the Turin side after back-to-back defeats by Chelsea and Atalanta

Salernitana (5-3-2): Belec; Kechrida (Schiavone 50), Veseli, Gyomber, Gagliolo, Ranieri (Jaroszynski 82); Coulibaly, Capezzi (Di Tacchio 50), Zortea; Bonazzoli (Vergani 82), Simy (Duric 65)

Subs not used: Fiorillo, Kastanos, Bogdan, Delli Carri, Guerrieri

Goals: None

Booking: Gagliolo

Juventus (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Cuadrado, de Ligt, Chiellini, Pellegrini (Alex Sandro 67); Bentancur, Locatelli; Kulusevski (Soule 90+4), Dybala, Bernardeschi (Rabiot 71); Kean (Morata 67)

Subs not used: Perin, Arthur, Bonucci, Kaio Jorge, Pinsoglio, Rugani, De Winter

Goals: Dybala 21, Morata 70

Booking: Locatelli 

Dybala missed a penalty with the final kick of the game as Juve saw out an important victory, coming after back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and Atalanta.

Juventus remain seventh with 24 points, seven adrift of the top-four and 11 behind league leaders Napoli, while Salernitana are bottom with eight points.

More to follow 

Dybala opened the scoring in the 21st minute after a one-two with Dejan Kulusevski

Giorgio Chiellini’s pounced to score a second but it was ruled out for offside against Moise Kean

Sweden international Kulusevski (left) also went close with a curling effort in the first half

Morata however replaced Kean in the second half and secured the win with near-post finish

Dybala missed out on a brace after his penalty went over the bar after slipping in his run-up

Massimiliano Allegri (right) saw his under-fire men go level on points with Fiorentina again

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