What a football match!! With the final kick, Milinkovic-Savic equalises for Lazio, securing a merited draw and securing European football for the Biancocelesti next season. However, Juventus felt they’d hung on for the victory, thanks to Bernardeschi’s energy on both ends.
Lazio, on the other hand, struck back at the death to guarantee the points were split! What late drama, and what a performance by Lazio, who never, ever disappoints.
JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Mattia Perin; Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Federico Bernardeschi, Manuel Locatelli, Fabio Miretti, Paulo Dybala; Alvaro Morata, Dusan Vlahovic.
LAZIO (4-3-3): Thomas Strakosha; Manuel Lazzari, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Adam Marusic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Jovane Cabral, Mattia Zaccagni.
GOOOAAAAALLL!!! The home side hit the front!!! Morata takes the throw-in and gets it back from Dybala. He swings a cross into the area, where Vlahovic peels off the Lazio centre-backs and taps it beyond Strakosha! 1-0 to Juve, which was a poacher’s finish, if ever one!
GOOOAAAALLLL!!! There’s number two!!! Juve counter at space as Dybala’s backheel sends Cuadrado forward. He cuts it across the box to Morata, who skilfully beats Patric before shooting for the far corner, and the ball goes in off the far post! 2-0 Juve and all that Lazio pressure come to nothing as the Bianconeri double their lead!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Lazio, get one back!!!! Patric flicks on Cataldi’s corner, and Sandro can’t sort his feet out and knocks it into his net at the far post! 2-1, and its game on here as Lazio’s hard work finally pays off!
GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! EQUALISER!!! Lazio has done it!!! Patric intercepts Marley’s past and sets off on the counter himself, feeding Basic 30 yards from goal. He shoots low from the edge of the box, which Perin parries, but Milinkovic-Savic arrives at the back post to smash the ball from a tight angle and find the net roof!!! What a goal, and what a game!!! 2-2!!!
So, what’s next?
That point does little for Juventus, who will remain fourth after their final Serie A game regardless of other results.
For Lazio, though, it’s a crucial point, taking them three clear of Roma and four clear of Fiorentina and Atalanta.
It ensures European football will be played at the Stadio Olimpico next season, with Lazio securing the first Europa League spot and Roma in pole position to grab the second.
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