TURIN: Leonardo Bonucci equalized in added time as Juventus fought back, two goals down, to draw 2-2 at home with Salernitana, but Massimiliano Allegri’s side were beaten by VAR in a chaotic end to their Serie A clash on Sunday denied late victory.
Juventus, who achieved their fourth draw in six Serie A games this season, thought they had snatched all three points when substitute Arkadiusz Milik went home in added time, but the goal was denied for offside after a VAR check accepted.
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 his body from close range.
Striker Krzysztof Piatek made it 2-0 for Salernitana with a cool penalty just before half-time and sent goalkeeper Mattia Perin the wrong way after the visitors were awarded a penalty when Gleison Bremer saved Piatek’s shot with his hand.
Juventus came to life when Bremer scored with a fantastic header in the 51st minute and the home side then dominated possession, pushing high on the field and being awarded a penalty for Tonny Vilhena’s foul on defender Alex Sandro.
Bonucci failed to beat goalkeeper Luigi Sepe with his shot from the point but fired home from the rebound.