Toothless Lazio Fight Back Against Uninspiring Juventus In 2-2 Draw

By Apollo Heyes -

A toothless Lazio side got a well deserved point in Turin after a long 2-2 draw with Juventus.

The Biancocelesti came into this match desperate for three points following Roma’s 1-1 draw with Venezia on the weekend. A win would’ve secured a fifth place finish in the Serie A table, a strong end after only a single season with Maurizio Sarri at the helm, but it wasn’t meant to be at the Allianz Stadium.

Lazio quickly fell behind after a Dusan Vlahovic opener and things went from bad to worse after Alvaro Morata doubled Juventus’ lead in the 36th minute. It was a frustrating first 45 minutes for the away side, whose desperate attempts on goal failed to produce a result.

Going into the half time break, Sarri’s side had an xG of 0.92 from 10 shots, significantly higher than the home side’s 0.57 xG from three shots.

Lazio continued their forward momentum as the second half kicked off and it paid off in the 51st minute following a Danilo Cataldi corner, when Patric flicked the ball on and Alex Sandro’s poor footwork led him to knock it into the back of his own net, pulling one back for the visitors.

The Roman club didn’t take their foot off the gas but it came to no avail as their attacks proved fruitless without star striker Immobile. As the game was drawing to a close, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic netted the equaliser to secure a point for Lazio, giving the team something to smile about after a tough evening in Turin.

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