Juventus's hopes of dropping Inter Milan virtually out of the Serie A title race suffered a setback after the champions went down to a shock 2-1 home defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday.
Sampdoria's Mauro Icardi of Argentina (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Italian serie A football match between Juventus and Sampdoria, at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, on January 6, 2013. Juventus's hopes of dropping Inter Milan virtually out of the Serie A title race were ended after the champions suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday.
Inter had been stunned 3-0 by Udinese in the day's early match, handing Juventus the chance to take their lead over the Nerazzurri -- widely considered Juve's main title rivals -- to a massive 12 points.
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