Juve-Lazio 3-1, Rabiot and double Morata for Juventus comeback


Juventus beats Lazio 3-1 in the evening advance of the 26th matchday and continues the run-up to second place. The bianconeri open the match with a series of errors that give the Biancocelesti confidence and pave the way for the Capitoline advantage. At 14 ‘Kulusevski gives the ball to Correa, who flies away and beats Szczęsny without problems: 0-1. Juve swerves and risks conceding the second goal on a couple of occasions. The bianconeri reorganize themselves and begin to press, also claiming a penalty for a clear hand ball by Hoedt: the referee Massa lets it go and the Var does not intervene. Morata shows up with an imprecise header, but it is Rabiot who equalizes in the 38th minute. The Frenchman enters from the left and from a tight angle unloads a powerful conclusion: Reina remains motionless, 1-1.

At the start of the second half, Lazio close to the lead with a header from Milinkovic Savic, who pinches the crossbar. The script of the match, however, is black and white. Juve continues to push and in 3 minutes completely overturns the match. At 57 ‘Chiesa recovers the ball in midfield, starts and triggers Morata. The Spaniard enters the area and hole Reina: 2-1. At 60 ‘, Milinkovic Savic is clumsy and out of time in the contrast on Ramsey: penalty and Morata from the spot signs the 3-1. Juve manages the last half hour without too many worries, gives a portion of the match to Ronaldo – for once a bench player – and thinks about the return of the second knockout round with Porto. Meanwhile, the bianconeri rise to 52 points, one distance from Milan. Lazio, stopped at 43, risks losing the Champions train.


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