Last season Lazio and Juventus made a dive in the Italian Super Cup. Lazio won home 3-2 and won the Super Cup, the only viable title for the rest of the Serie A, as Juve-Allegri consistently won four Scudetto & # 39; and Coppa Italia. By 10/2017, Lazio won 2-1 Juve in Turin. The match was reminded by the extraordinary form of the duo Luis Alberto – Ciro Immobile on the Lazio side, while goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha broke the penalty of Paulo Dybala at the end of the extra time.
A study by Tor Vergata, student at the University of Rome, showed that the competition was one of the two games that produced the largest amount of adrenaline released in the season. , along with Napoli's 1-0 victory over Juventus in the 34th round During the absolute domination of the Spaniards, every Juve defeat in Serie A was happily celebrated by the rest of the league. Of course, the tifosi also needs to know that the team's faith has the power to defeat Juve. Lazio may not be good enough to compete with the Bianconeri, but the capital has a certain temperament, spirit and certainty against the strongest club in Italy.
Compared to the 3-2 victory over Chievo on the opening day, Juventus has made some adjustments in the starting grid. Cuadrado, Dybala and Douglas Costa lost their lead over Matuidi, Bernardeschi and Mandzukic. The star Cristiano Ronaldo is also set to make the wings beat like in the shirt of Real Madrid, instead of playing inches forward as Chievo (and ineffective).
Before the opponent could be considered "matchmaking", Juventus went quite cautiously towards the game, even when he played at home. Lazio also showed that this approach is reasonable when he plays close, is equal to opponents. They themselves have the first chance. At 11 minutes Pjanic offered to bring the ball to Ciro Immobile close to the home team and Lulic then had the opportunity to launch a stretch shot. The ball went down for the low corner and goalkeeper Szczesny had to give in people to save the home team.
On the corner immediately after, the ball hung straight towards the goal and Szczesny missed. May Juventus be Wallace who just hits the ball. 19 minutes, Juventus new situation in the first game. Ronaldo could not pick up Chiellini's cross, but Sami Khedira and the German midfielder were powerful volley players. Unfortunately, the ball was knocked out, instead of burning the net. Bernardeschi then crossed the ball and Ronaldo almost hit the goal and Strakosha-keeper had to kick the ball.
And then, at only 30 minutes, Juventus opened the game. After the ball was hung in the right wing and the ball, Ronaldo hit the head against a Lazio player, the ball was on line 2 for Pjanic. The Bosnian defender immediately made a high salvo at a distance of almost 25 meters and the ball was shot, defeating the opponent.
With valuable goals as capital, Juventus gradually has the background to occupy the game, giving Lazio a positive support if he does not want to lose. Despite admitting it, it is not unreasonable to deny that the Rome team has a good match, qualifying requirements. Shortly before half time, midfielder Milinkovic-Savic moved the ball wide from left to right in the area and Parolo moved his head so close that it was only for him. every goalkeeper Szczesny.
After the break, the game has nothing to change when Lazio plays confidently with the "king" Serie A and Juventus does not dare to protect the results. In the 59th minute striker Luis Alberto made the cannon about 20m away and the ball bowed narrowly. The guests have made some adjustments to turn around, but it was never easy to go to the cage every time in Italy with "grandmother".
Juventus (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Joao Cancelo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic (Emre Can 69), Blaise Matuidi; Fernando Bernardeschi, Mario Mandzukic (Douglas Costa 60 & # 39;), Cristiano Ronaldo
Lazio (3-5-1-1): Thomas Strakosha; Wallace, Francesco Acerbi, Stefan Radu; Adam Marusic, Marco Parolo (Badelj 64), Lucas Leiva, Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, Senad Lulic; Luis Alberto; Ciro Immobile (Joaquin Correa 65 & # 39;)