Juventus 2-2 Salernitana: Bianconeri earn late draw as three see red in dramatic finale

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Juventus came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 home draw against Salernitana in a game that saw three red cards dished out after a potential winner for the hosts was ruled out by VAR deep into stoppage time.

Antonio Candreva scored against his former team to put Salernitana ahead before Krzysztof Piatek slotted home a penalty to give the visitors a 2-0 half-time lead.

Bremer’s powerful header cut short the visitors’ advantage and Leonardo Bonucci scored with a rebound from his own unconverted penalty in the 93rd minute to equalise.

However, there was further drama as Arkadiusz Milik thought he had netted the winner in the 94th minute, only to be whistled for offside by VAR. He was previously shown a red card for his celebrations, while Juan Cuadrado, Salernitana’s Federico Fazio, and Juve head coach Massimiliano Allegri were sent off for their roles in the massive melee on the pitch.

The visitors took a shock lead in the 18th minute when Pasquale Mazzocchi headed in from the left as he collected Candreva at the back post and finished the ball into the net.

Salernitana made it 2-0 in first-half injury time after a penalty from Bremer’s handball, Piatek pounced and hit a free-kick into the bottom right corner.

Bremer halved the deficit six minutes after the break when he sent a brilliant header into the net, but it took Juventus until the 93rd minute to find an equaliser.

Tonny Vilhena brought down Alex Sandro in the box and although Bonucci’s initial penalty was saved, he hit the rebound to make it 2-2.

Juventus thought they had won the game when Milik headed in from a corner, but the goal was ruled out for offside and the striker received a second yellow card for celebrating despite the goal not being awarded.

Cuadrado and Fazio were subsequently sent off for the scuffle, while Allegri also saw red for his part in the fracas, before the referee finally blew his whistle to end the chaotic proceedings.

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