RIYAD (SAUDI ARABIA) – Juventus flop in Riyadh. The Juventus team, with jerseys and numbers in Arabic, was crashed by Lazio ruining the party of its Arab fans who had come to the stadium in large numbers. On the field there was no history, as happened in the championship, Lazio also won 3 to 1 tonight, well deserving of the conquest of the fifth Italian Super Cup in its history. In Juventus, the failure of the offensive trident makes noise, where the only one to have played well was Dybala (author of the Juventus flag network). Sarri missed the opportunity to win his first trophy with the Juventus shirt while Inzaghi won his third trophy in biancoceleste (one Italian Cup and two Italian Super Cups).
Lazio unlocked the match with Luis Alberto. The Spanish striker scored a moving penalty after a fine assist from Sergej Milinkovic Savic on a cross from Lulic's left. Juve temporarily equalized the accounts with Dybala. The Argentine striker scored with an empty net after a defective rejection by Strakosha on a low shot by Cristiano Ronaldo. In the second half, Lazio made the cup with Lulic's markings, on a cross by Lazzari, and Cataldi, on the net on a punishment that cost Bentancur the red for a double yellow card.
The match report. Final of the Italian Super Cup 2019, Juventus-Lazio 1-3, goals: Luis Alberto at 16 ', Paulo Dybala at 45', Senad Lulic at 72 'and Danilo Cataldi at 93'.
Juventus, the reigning Italian champion, challenged Lazio, the reigning Italian cup champion, with Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Demiral, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala; Cristiano Ronaldo and Higuain. Buffon, Pinsoglio, De Ligt, Danilo, Rugani, Ramsey, Emre Can, Rabiot, Douglas Costa, Cuadrado, Pjaca and Bernardeschi went on the bench. Sarri has decided to confirm the trident "Dygualdo" even in such an important game and has preferred Demiral and De Ligt, a great purchase of the last black and white transfer market.
Lazio responded to Juventus with Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Correa and Immobile. No surprise in Simone Inzaghi's eleven holder. The final of the Italian Super Cup was refereed by Calvarese of Teramo, at the var in the last Cagliari-Lazio championship.
At 7 ', Luis Alberto, assisted by Ciro Immobile, went to the shot from the edge of the penalty area of Juventus. His shot came out of a whisker. Lazio took the lead in the 16th minute, Lulic dribbled De Sciglio on the left and started a cross at the second post, Milinkovic stopped the ball and served a golden assist to Luis Alberto who didn't miss what was practically a penalty in motion.
At 22 ', Higuain hooked a very difficult ball on the edge of the Lazio penalty area and served Ronaldo. The Portuguese kicked badly not even finding the mirror of the Lazio goal. At 30 ', Dybala wasted an excellent free-kick which was awarded for a foul by Milinkovic on Cristiano Ronaldo on the edge of the Lazio penalty area.
Juventus equalized the accounts with Paulo Dybala on 45 '. The Argentine striker scored after a defective rejection by Strakosha on a diagonal by Cristiano Ronaldo. The first half ended on the result of one by one, Dybala replied to Luis Alberto.
At 56 ', Immobile received the ball in the Juventus penalty area but his left did not find the mirror of the opponent's goal. Lazio took the lead again at 72 ', Lazzari's cross from the right and Lulic's right-footed shot from two steps. In the 81st minute, the referee Calvarese canceled Correa's possible 3-1 for the Argentinian forward's offside position.
At 92 ', Bentancur was sent off for a second yellow card because he stopped Parolo at the edge of the Juventus penalty area. Cataldi scored the free kick by fixing the result on the final three to one. Lazio won 3 to 1 against Juve winning the fifth Italian Super Cup in its history.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano