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Juventus beat Sampdoria thanks to Ronaldo brace - and VAR

Cristiano Ronaldo's double got Juventus back to winning ways in Serie A, but the Bianconeri needed a major helping hand from the video ref.

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Runaway leaders Juventus are out to get back to winning ways in Serie A as they host high-flying Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium this lunchtime (12:30 CET).

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to fire a late equaliser as Juve were held 2-2 by Atalanta on Wednesday, although second-placed Napoli's defeat at Inter Milan meant the Bianconeri actually stretched their advantage at the top to nine points.

Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic, who was also a second-half substitute in Bergamo, now return to Massimiliano Allegri's line-up as the Italian champions host an in-form Sampdoria in the final round of Serie A matches in 2018.

Goals by Fabio Quagliarella and Gastón Ramírez saw Samp beat Chievo 2-0 on Wednesday, making it four wins and two draws from their last six in the league - and leaving them just two points shy of the Champions League places.

However, Marco Giampaolo's men now face a club who have won out in eight of the sides' last 10 Serie A meetings, most recently a 3-0 thumping in Turin in April.