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Mohamed Salah hands Juventus first home defeat for two years

Mohamed Salah hands Juventus first home defeat for two years
By Reuters

05/03/2015 at 22:58Updated 06/03/2015 at 00:07

Mohamed Salah’s brace gave Fiorentina a shock 2-1 Coppa Italia semi-final victory in Turin, ending Juventus’ unbeaten home record.

The Egyptian opened the scoring in the semi-final first leg when he collected the ball inside his own half, burst clear of the defence and fired an unstoppable shot into the top far corner in the 11th minute.

Juventus levelled midway through the first half with a much more mundane goal, Fernando Llorente's header from a Simone Pepe cross going in off the inside of the post.

Fiorentina refused to lie down and nearly regained the lead when Matias Fernandez's shot was palmed away by Marco Storari and then Jose Basanta headed against the post.

Juventus' French midfielder Labile Paul Pogba (L) vies for the ball with Fiorentina's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah during the Italian Tim cup football match Juventus Vs Fiorentina on March 5, 2015 at the "Juventus Stadium" in Turin (AFP)

Juventus' French midfielder Labile Paul Pogba (L) vies for the ball with Fiorentina's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah during the Italian Tim cup football match Juventus Vs Fiorentina on March 5, 2015 at the "Juventus Stadium" in Turin (AFP)AFP

The visitors took control of the game at the start of the second half and deservedly went in front in the 56th minute with another Salah goal.

This time the 22-year-old dispossessed Claudio Marchisio, carried the ball into the area and slipped his shot past Storari for his sixth goal in seven games since joining on loan from Chelsea.

Serie A leaders Juventus had gone 47 matches unbeaten at home since they lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in April 2013.

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