In a slow-paced meeting, Paulo Dybala’s Juventus won a third success in a row in all competitions, and returned to the race for the Champions League.
Because before this meeting, Juventus was at its worst. If all went well in the Champions League, with twelve points in four games, the performances in the league left an unfinished aftertaste, and Federico Chiesa’s teammates chained disappointing defeats, as at home against Sassuolo (1-2). So before going to Lazio, the goal was to go a second victory in a row in the championship, which had not happened since mid-October among the Bianconeri.
And the start of the match was not very exciting, marked only by the exit on injury of Danilo, replaced by the Swedish Kulusevski. Finally, it was after twenty minutes of play that Cataldi was caught by good control from Morata, and tackled the Spaniard illegally in the box. A penalty surprisingly transformed by Italian central defender Leonardo Bonucci (0-1, 23th). Then it was the Swede who came into play who would prove to be the sole blaster of a very bland meeting marked by a very large number of cards. The former Atalanta will even worry Pepe Reina several times, especially after returning from the locker room on a nice tight shot. Finally, it is on a catastrophic exit from Reina that the Spanish porter comes to mow Chiesa and concede the second penalty of the evening, transformed by Bonucci again (0-2, 83th). A precious success that allows Juve to come back to the height of their opponent in the evening and have four points from the top 4.
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