Cristiano Ronaldo converted a late penalty as Juventus registered their second win against Lazio this season. This was also Ronaldo’s 15 goal and the Old Lady’s 43rd goal in the current season of Serie A.
In our prediction, we mentioned that Juventus will score twice while the hosts will fail to find the net. However, Lazio did find the net as Emre Can mistakenly head the ball in his own net, but the Old Lady emerged as the winners. Leaving this slight error, which also happened due to the mistake of the midfielder. Otherwise, we were correct, when we told that the Eagles’ players will fail to get past the back line of Juventus.
There is no doubt that Lazio were a better side last night. The Eagles gave tough competition in terms of possession and dominated the total number of shots and tackles. However, this couldn’t help them in defeating the Old Lady.
The Eagles started the scoring board for the game. In the 59th minute, Lazio were rewarded with a corner and it was perfectly lofted inside the box. However, none of the Eagles’ player could make the contact with the ball. Despite this, the ball landed inside the goal line as Can mistakenly head it behind his own goalkeeper.
Although this goal was counted in the favor of the hosts, it still failed to boost the confidence of them. In fact, it turned out the other way around as Juventus suddenly looked deadly in front of the goal.
Also, this improves in performance did help the Old Lady as they finally found the back of the net. In the 74th minute, Paulo Dybala fired the ball towards Thomas Strakosha. The Lazio goalkeeper punched the ball towards his left. Joao Cancelo reacted quickly and directed the ball towards the net to find an important equalizer for his side.
This goal increased the pressure on the hosts and Juventus used it in the perfect manner. In the 87th minute of the game, Senad Lulic brought down Cancelo on the ground during a build up from the Old Lady. The referee had a proper angle of this incident and didn’t take time in awarding a penalty to the visitors.
Although Ronaldo missed a penalty in the last game against Chievo Verona, he still stood up at such a crucial time of the game. The Portuguese striker didn’t fail this time as he fired a straight shot behind Strakosha at the back of the net.
This was the final goal of the game as Juventus registered their 19th league win of this season. Also, took their phenomenal unbeaten league streak to 25 games.