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Juve beat Sampdoria but tearful Dybala out of Chelsea visit

Juve beat Sampdoria but tearful Dybala out of Chelsea visit
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala falls after colliding with Sampdoria’s defender Omar Colley during their Italian Serie A match on Sunday. —AFP PHOTO

Juventus held off Sampdoria to win their second match of the Serie A season 3-2 on Sunday but will have to face Chelsea without star forward Paulo Dybala after the Argentina forward limped off with a thigh injury.

Dybala opened the scoring early at the Allianz Stadium, with Leonardo Bonucci and Manuel Locatelli netting the other goals to move Juve ninth on eight points, but soon afterwards the 27-year-old left the field in tears after the latest in a long line of injuries.

Massimiliano Allegri's side host holders Chelsea in their second Champions League group match on Wednesday and the coach said that both Dybala and centre-forward Alavaro Morata, who also exited with a thigh problem towards the end of the match, would be out of action until after the next international break which runs between October 4-15.