Campani ahead after a minute, then a goal from the home team
Juventus overwhelms Salernitana 6-1 today, 4 January 2024, in the match valid for the round of 16 of the 2023-2024 Italian Cup. The Bianconeri coached by Allegri qualify for the quarter-finals and will face Frosinone on Thursday 11 January for a place in the semi-final of the tournament. Meanwhile, on Sunday 7 January, Juve and Salernitana meet again for the 19th matchday of the 2023-2024 Serie A: this time they will play in Salerno.
Juve immediately gets into trouble themselves. Gatti, after a handful of seconds, completely misses the clearance and gives the ball to Ikwuemesi: comfortable conclusion from two steps, Salernitana ahead 1-0 in the 1st minute. The Campania team, galvanized by the advantage, also tries to make an impact in the 6th minute: Sambia shoots from afar, Perin gets away with some worries. Juve poured into the opponent’s half of the field and began to press, reaping the benefits already in the 12th minute.
Cross from Chiesa, tower from Cambiaso and Miretti hits the mark: 1-1. The game is played exclusively in the guests’ half of the pitch, who create series of chances without realizing their chances. There is also room for a VAR case: Gatti goes down, the initial penalty is transformed into a free kick from the edge. Juve breaks through anyway in the 34th minute. Chiesa’s corner, Danilo extends and Cambiaso makes no mistake at the far post: winning left foot, 2-1.
Before the break Juve would have the knockout blow available but Miretti finds the great save from Fiorillo. The Bianconeri virtually close the score at the start of the second half. Chiesa, best on the pitch, lights up for the umpteenth time and crosses: Milik’s header blocked by Fiorillo, Rugani is ready for the tap-in which makes it 3-1 in the 54th minute. The double advantage satisfies the Turin people, who take their foot off the accelerator. Allegri changes with a series of substitutions, taking advantage of the last portion of the match. In the 75th minute, Juve takes the lead. Milik frees Yildiz, Fiorillo rejects but the pinball with Bronn turns into an own goal: 4-1. Shortly afterwards there is room for Yildiz’s goal. The Turkish baby lights up on the left flank, overtakes 3 opponents and pierces Fiorillo with a powerful right foot: 5-1 in the 88th minute. Juve doesn’t stop and in the 89th minute closes the set with Weah: a shot from 25 meters into the top corner, 6-1.