Following a shaky start, Juventus regained composure and secured an impressive 6-1 victory over Salernitana in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.
In the absence of European competitions, Juventus is aiming for a strong campaign in the cup, seeking to clinch silverware. For Salernitana, the match presented an opportunity for redemption after a challenging start to the season.
Salernitana took an early lead within the first minute, capitalizing on a mistake from Federico Gatti, allowing Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi to score and give the visitors a 1-0 advantage.
After a period of adjustment, Juventus leveled the score in the 12th minute courtesy of Fabio Miretti. Positioned perfectly, Miretti capitalized on Andrea Cambiaso’s header from Federico Chiesa’s cross to find the back of the net.
After securing the equalizer, Juventus intensified their offensive efforts, and in the 35th minute, Andrea Cambiaso calmly volleyed home from a corner, giving the home side a 2-1 lead.
The second half started at a slower pace until a header from Arkadiusz Milik was parried directly to Daniele Rugani, who slotted the ball into the net, extending Juventus’ lead to 3-1.
Juventus vs Salernitana: Juve overcomes early setback
Maintaining their characteristic control, Juventus navigated the second half with ease, retaining possession and avoiding significant risks as the game unfolded.
In the 75th minute, Kenan Yildiz had an opportunity to score. And although his shot was well saved by Fiorillo, the rebound unintentionally deflected off Dylan Bronn, resulting in an own goal and extending Juventus’ lead to 4-1.
During the closing moments of the match, an impressive solo effort from Yildiz further increased Juventus’ lead to 5-1, and shortly thereafter, Timothy Weah scored a remarkable long shot, sealing a 6-1 victory.
With this win, Massimiliano Allegri’s side advances to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, where they will face Frosinone. A victory in that fixture would set them up against the winner of Lazio-Roma in the semi-finals.