Juventus edge Salernitana on Vlahovic’s late winner

Dusan Vlahovic struck at the death as Juventus snatched a 2-1 victory at Salernitana in Serie A.

Dusan Vlahovic took the cen­tre stage as his winner deep into the stoppage time helped Juventus get the better of 10- man Salernitana 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday.

Juventus came off a 6-1 comeback win over Salernitana in the Coppa Italia on Thurs­day, but found themselves on the back foot again in the 39th min­ute when Giulio Maggiore, a Granata broke the deadlock with a left-footed curler.

However, Maggiore went from hero to zero in the 53rd minute as the 25-year-old saw red for another bookable defence.

The Bianconeri got back on level terms in the 65th minute when Timothy Weah pulled back for Vlahovic’s fresh-air shot, but it made its way through for Sam­uel Iling Junior to blast into the net.

Juve grabbed the winner in the dying minutes when Danilo’s floated pass found Vlahovic for a twisting header. With the win, Juve still rank second on 46 points, keeping the pressure on leaders Inter Milan.

Elsewhere, AC Milan regis­tered their third consecutive win on all fronts as they sailed away with a 3-0 victory over Empoli.

The Rossoneri put their nose ahead in the 11th minute when Rafael Leao collected the ball on the left side and out-paced the defender before as­sisting for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to hit in a first-time strike.

The home side made it 2-0 in the 31st minute as Olivier Gir­oud converted a penalty, before Christian Pulisic’s sensational run drew the defenders, allow­ing Chaka Traore to grab his first Serie A goal.

Also on Sunday, Napoli’s woes continued as they fell to Torino 3-0. Antonio Sanabria put the home side in charge in the first-half, Napoli’s new arrival Pasquale Mazzocchi had an aw­ful debut as he saw red just five minutes after coming off the bench, before Nikola Vlasic and Alessandro Buongiorno com­pleted the scoresheet.

In other fixtures, Roma tied with Atalanta 1-1, Lazio beat Udinese 2-1 away.

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