Lazio vs Juventus: Italy Champions blown away in Roma despite Ronaldo goal

Tanya Simon
December 8, 2019

The Italian defender captained his side as the Bianconeri suffered their first defeat of the season in all competitions despite taking the lead through a goal by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Maurizio Sarri's eight-time reigning Serie A champions remain second in the league, two points behind leaders Inter Milan after 15 matches.

Lazio equalised just before the break when Luiz Felipe headed in before Juan Cuadrado was sent off for the visitors.

Juventus had been hampered by Juan Cuadrado's sending off on 69 minutes and Lazio took management as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic linked with a Luis Alberto help to fireplace in a surprising objective.

Third-placed Lazio closed the gap on their opponents to three points after their seventh successive league win.

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Lazio were awarded a penalty after Szczesny tripped Joaquin Correa but Immobile, Serie A's leading scorer with 17 goals, saw both his spot kick and follow-up brilliantly saved by the Pole.

Amid reports that Ancelotti could soon be fired, Napoli, who had won their last six league matches against Udinese, went a goal down after a counterattack which was finished by Kevin Lasagna in the 32nd minute. "We played well, created many chances and could have scored more goals, so I praise these lads for something extraordinary".

"In football when you do well it's the players' who get the credit, when you go wrong it's the coach's fault".

"We need a spark and hopefully that can be next week in the Champions League".

Atalanta forward Josip Ilicic limped off with a muscle injury with Ruslan Malinovskyi coming on for the hosts after half an hour.

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