Mohamed Salah hands Juventus first home defeat for two years
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.
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)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.
Serie A leaders Juventus had gone 47 matches unbeaten at home since they lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in April 2013.