Juventus fold Lazio and mortgage the league title: it is +8 on Inter with 12 points still up for grabs

Juventus 2-1 Lazio, goal: Cristiano Ronaldo on penalty at 51 'and 53', Immobile on penalty at 81 '. Bianconeri fly to +8 on Inter and mortgage the league title.

Juventus triumph in the challenge at the top against Lazio. The bianconeri have won 2 to 1 against the biancocelesti, with a brace by Cristiano Ronaldo, and they have flown to eight on Inter when there are just 4 games left at the end of the championship (12 points up for grabs).

Tonight there was no story for much of the match against a Lazio that broke out physically after the resumption of the championship.

Juve scored two goals and hit two posts (one with Alex Sandro at the start of the game and the other with Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half ). Lazio only became dangerous with Ciro Immobile, the blue striker hit a pole in the first half and scored on penalty in the second half.

Glory evening for Cristiano Ronaldo who thanks to this brace has hooked Ciro Immobile to the top of the Serie A goal scorer with 30 goals in 30 games played.

Barring overturns in the last four days, Juve is about to conquer its ninth consecutive championship (first with Sarri). For Lazio, however, it is a defeat that does not hurt because the Biancocelesti have long mortgaged the qualification for the next edition of the Champions League.

Juve-Lazio 2-1: Dybala creates and Cristiano Ronaldo finalizes. Success that tastes like a scudetto.

The choices of the two coaches, Sarri surprisingly excluded both Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala, Inzaghi, however, could not help but throw Anderson into the fray.

Juventus-Lazio, the official formations
  • JUVENTUS : Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Ramsey, Bentancur, Rabiot; Douglas Costa, Higuain, Ronaldo. All .: Sarri.
  • LAZIO : Strakosha; Bastos, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi; Lazzari, Milinkovic, Cataldi, Parolo, Anderson; Caicedo, Property. All .: Inzaghi.
  • REFEREE: Orsato di Schio.

Gonzalo Higuain, who was deployed by Sarri in Juventus' official line-up, was injured in the warm-up. Paulo Dybala played in his place .

The first scoring opportunity was created by Juventus in the eighth minute. Douglas Costa started from the right, concentrated, and shortly before entering the Juventus penalty area he started a great left that was blocked by Strakosha.

Juventus pole at 12 '. Dybala crosses directly from a free kick, the side of De Ligt and a sure-foot header by Alex Sandro who broke the post at Strakosha.

Juve close to scoring in the 35 'and 36. At 35', Rabiot made the whole field and left a great left that was deflected in a corner by Strakosha. On the developments of this corner, Ronaldo hit his head with a sure blow, his conclusion came out of a whisker.

Great opportunity for Lazio at the end of the first half. At 43 ', Immobile received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and managed to kick the net thanks to a soft opposition from Bonucci. His shot hit the post at Szczesny beaten. The first fraction of the game ended on the result of zero to zero.

Juventus lead 51 '. Referee Orsato, with the help of the var, awarded a penalty to Juve for a hand ball by Bastos on a shot from outside the area by Cristiano Ronaldo. From eleven meters, the Portuguese champion was not wrong.

Doubling of Juve at 53 '. Dybala steals Luiz Felipe's ball in the middle of the head and flies towards Strakosha with Cristiano Ronaldo. Once in front of the Lazio goalkeeper, Dybala renounces the shot and serves Cr7 who has no difficulty scoring with an empty net.

Juve close to the trio at 65 '. Dybala crosses from the left and Cristiano Ronaldo's header is sure to hit the crossbar.

Lazio shortened the gap to 81 '. Immobile scored a penalty which was awarded for a foul by Bonucci against him.

It is over, Juve won against Lazio and mortgaged the Scudetto taking eight more on Inter.

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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