The French international largely contributed to the victory of the Bianconeri against Sampdoria (4-2) this Sunday on the occasion of the 26th day.
Adrien Rabiot, thanks to his third double of the seasonlargely contributed to getting Juventus Turin out of a bad situation (4-2) against Sampdoria Genoa, bottom of Serie A, Sunday during the 26th day.
The Bianconeri (7th), launched into a wild comeback since their penalty of fifteen points for alleged accounting fraud, are approaching European places by returning to four points from sixth place occupied by Atalanta Bergamo.
The Bianconeri scare each other
Despite the many absences (Di Maria, Chiesa, Kean, Alex Sandro to whom added Paul Pogba on Sunday morning due to adductor discomfort), Juve appeared to be heading for a quiet victory after a perfect first half hour.
More aggressive, the Old Lady made the break thanks to heads from Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer from a corner (11th) and French midfielder Adrien Rabiot (26th).
But hell! This lead evaporated in just 70 seconds, the time for Sampdoria to carry out two formidable counterattacks: the first was concluded by Tommaso Augello (31st) and the second by Filip Djuricic after an overflow to the right of the side Alessandro Zanoli (32nd ).
It was not until the hour of play to see Juve regain their senses after this blow.
And it was again Rabiot who got her out of the woods with a dry strike after a control that was perhaps limited, the blucerchiati defenders having claimed a hand even if no image convinced the referee to cancel the second goal of the ex-Parisian, author of his third double of the season (2 in the league, 1 in the Champions League).
Juve then pushed for cover. Dusan Vlahovic sent on the post a penalty obtained by Juan Cuadrado (69th), then the Colombian found the bar (82nd) before the deliverance arrived by Matias Soulé (90 + 4th).
What to approach with newfound confidence the two big meetings to come, in Freiburg in the round of 16 second leg of the Europa League (1-0 to go for Juve) then at San Siro against Inter Milan.