Alvaro Morata scored twice and warmed up Juventus for a Champions League game the following week with a 3–1 win over Lazio on Saturday against Porto before closing the gap to the Milan teams in Serie A Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench. Started on The final 16 of the following week, the second leg game against the Portuguese in Turin, trailing the Juges 2–1. Champions Juventus fell behind an early Joaquin Corey goal after a Dejan Kulusovski passing error midfield.
But Morata set Adrien Rabiot, scoring twice in the three-minute spell before the hour mark to pull the hosts level before the break with Spaniard.
Andrea Pirlo’s side are seven points behind third-placed leaders, who host Atalanta on Monday, and follow a point from AC Milan, who play Hellas Verona on Sunday.
“Today we started the game 20 minutes late but it was normal because many were out of position and many returned (from injury),” Piro said.
“But there was a great response, we did not get down and despite many absences we played a great match.
“For us it was a final, an important match for the standings and we are happy.”
Paulo Dybala was injured along with defender Giorgio Chiellini and midfielder Matthijs de Ligt, while Rodrigo Bentanur posed for coronovirus.
But Juan Cuadrado started after missing three league matches with Arthur and Leonardo Bonucci and returned off the bench in the second half as well.
Morata began to pose alongside Kulisevski, with Cairo Immobel leading the Lazio attack along with Koryo.
And Argentina scored in the quarter, an hour after the ball was taken away by Kulusevski, causing a blow to Merih Demiral and beating Wojciech Skjesny in the Juventus goal.
Zhejsny denied Luis Alberto a second eight minutes later.
Rabot drew a goal six minutes before the break, picking up a ball through the ball to fire a powerful left-foot angled drive over Pepe Reina.
Immobile draws a blank
After the break with Reena, both sides had the possibility that after Federico Chiassa’s refusal, Szeczny clearing from Koreya and a Christian Milinkovic-Savic header ripping the bar.
Chiesa placed Monata in second place after 57 minutes, where the Spaniard completed a brace from the penalty spot three minutes later, after Milinkovic-Savic landed Aaron Ramsey in the box.
Moreta made way for Ronaldo for the final 20 minutes and Arthur and Weston McKenney also allowed Bonucci to come in for the final eight minutes, coming off the bench in place of Remsey and Cuadrado.
Lazio’s top striker Imobel threatened but was unable to add 14 of his goals in the campaign, drawing a blank for a fourth straight game as Rome fell to their third defeat in four matches.
“It’s a defeat,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzagi, who finished in seventh place for Champions League football next season. They took Atalanta’s six-point lead to fourth place.
“We compromised the game alone, which led to a better penalty. We made some mistakes and at Juventus, with some mistakes that you won.”
Sasuolo’s Europa League expects Udinese to race to their victory for three games after losing 2–0 to the midtable rivals.
Spanish forward Fernando Llorent scored his first goal for Udinese with Argentina’s Roberto Pereira just before the break, his second deep shootout in injury time.
Sasuolo, in the ninth, has won in only two of the 11 league games played since Christmas. Uddini is four points behind in 10th place.
Spezia lost 1–1 at home against Benevento, in the match between the sides promoted to remain in the top flight the following season.
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