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Sampdoria 0-2 Juventus: Chiesa and Ramsey secure vital victory for Old Lady

Juventus keep their pace in the title race. They’re seven points behind leaders Milan now, with a game in hand.

If they can just keep winning, the champions still have a chance of defending their title once again.

Juventus leapfrog Roma in the table for now. Pirlo’s team weren’t firing on all monuments here but they still managed to get the job done.

It’s three league games without a goal for Ronaldo now, his longest barren run since April 2019. Finishing in the top half of the table will be a good target for them this season.

Juventus rise to third in Serie A with a shaky win over Sampdoria. Sampdoria made the champions work hard for their victory, without threatening them too much.

Chiesa’s first-half strike looked to be enough for Juve until substitute Ramsey sealed the deal late on.

After the break, Sampdoria pressed for an equaliser, but Juve stood firm and added a late second through Welshman Ramsey as the hosts were caught on the counter in the 91st minute.

The win moves Juve onto 39 points, seven off leaders AC Milan, as they leapfrogged Roma, who are two points ahead in fourth position with a game in hand at Hellas Verona on Sunday, while Sampdoria stays 10th on 26 points after the first defeat in three.

‘I told my team-mates the importance of this match before the game,’ Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia.

‘Today we played a difficult game. The attitude was right and we can close a positive January in which we have grown a lot despite the winter break.’

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