Juventus moved four points clear at the top of Serie A as they returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Cagliari.
Juventus have been successful in their appeal to have the one-match touchline ban for coach Massimiliano Allegri lifted.
Andrea Pirlo has been voted Italy's best player by his peers at the Serie A awards for the third year in a row.
Manolo Gabbiadini scored the equaliser as Sampdoria ended Juventus' perfect home run in Serie A with a 1-1 draw.
Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero believes he has in his employment the secret weapon that will shoot down Juventus.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri feels Juventus deserve credit for qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League.
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