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Four sent off in furious brawl as Juventus denied 94th-minute winner by VAR in chaotic scenes in Salernitana draw


FOUR stars were shown red cards in stoppage time as Juventus’ 2-2 draw with Salernitana descended into chaos last night.

The Serie A giants found themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time after an atrocious first-half performance in Turin.

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Arkadiusz Milik heads home after late turnCredit: Getty
The Pole takes off his shirt in celebration

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The Pole takes off his shirt in celebrationCredit: AFP
The game descended into chaos

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The game descended into chaosCredit: Getty
Referee Matteo Marcenaro actively denies Juve winner

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Referee Matteo Marcenaro actively denies Juve winnerCredit: Reuters

Things improved for the hosts in the second half, with Gleison Bremer bringing them back into the game in the 51st minute.

They finally equalized in the 93rd minute, when Leonardo Bonucci swept in the rebound from his own missed penalty.

With just seven seconds left in the allotted stoppage time, Arkadiusz Milik appeared to have won it with a brilliant corner kick.

The Pole went wild in celebration, stripping his shirt and tossing it in the air.

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Milik, 28, had already been warned, however, and was later shown a second yellow and sent off.

Then, as both teams were about to kick off, things went from bad to worse for Juve as VAR ordered the referee to review the goal for a possible offside.

Players pushed and shoved as they tried to talk to the referee, with Juan Cuadrado and Federico Fazio particularly getting into it.

The official eventually took to the monitor and opted to disallow the goal – believing that Bonucci had interfered with play from an offside position without touching the ball – although his action had very little effect on the result.

Besides disallowing Milik’s winner, the referee also showed Cuadrado and Fazio red cards – having completely lost control of the game.

Before play could resume, furious boss Massimiliano Allegri was also shown a red card for his protests.

After the match, it emerged that the angle shown to the referee did not include Salernitana ace Antonio Candreva… who appeared to be playing with Bonucci.

Following the chaos, Bonucci told DAZN: “I’m less than a meter behind the goal area, Candreva seems to be on top. If you see the color of the turf, Candreva could keep me to the side.

“I hope they [referees] considered his position, but I guess we’ll never know.

“Regardless of that, I wasn’t involved in active play and the Salernitana defender even took my shirt off.

“Now you have to analyze the first half, if we play like that, we won’t get anywhere. If we play like in the second half, we can have a role in the league.”

Massimiliano Allegri remained furious on the touchline

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Massimiliano Allegri remained furious on the touchlineCredit: EPA
Juan Cuadrado and Federico Fazio both received red cards

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Juan Cuadrado and Federico Fazio both received red cards1 credit



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