2 - 0


Serie A
25 August 2018
Game week
1 - 0
2 - 0
Allianz Stadium (Torino)


M. Pjanić (G) 30'
1 - 0
M. Mandžukić (G) 75' (assist by: Cristiano Ronaldo)
2 - 0


Minute   Description
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Juventus secure their second win on the bounce to start the Serie A season. A super strike from Miralem Pjanic handed I Bianconeri the lead in the first half as his swerving volley found the bottom corner. Lazio pressed and perhaps should have equalised through Marco Parolo before the break. The visitors kept the pressure on after half-time, with Luis Alberto firing wide. However, Juve made sure of the points when Mario Mandzukic converted at the back post with the aid of Cristiano Ronaldo's heel. There was no opening goal for the Portuguese, but that will no doubt come in due course.
90'+2 OVER! Douglas Costa feeds Bentancur 20 yards from goal and he goes for the strike towards the top corner. It beats the outstretched hand of Strakosha, but does not have the dip to find the back of the net, sailing narrowly over the bar.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
88' Durmisi gets a second crack at his cross from the right and this time the ball falls to Lucas, although he strikes his effort clean over the bar. It wouldn't have counted anyway as Immobile was in an offside position from the first cross.
Durmisi swings a delivery in on his left foot from the right flank, but I Bianconeri clear their lines with ease.
87' Can goes into the book for a poor challenge on Acerbi.
85' Bentancur replaces Khedira for the home side.
84' Juventus will want to see this match out with a clean sheet, having conceded two goals last week against Chievo in their opener.
82' Juve break on the counter as Cancelo runs at Durmisi, winning a corner off the legs of the substitute.
81' Douglas Costa catches Radu on the ankle with a late challenge and goes into the book.
Correa makes a surging run into the box down the left flank, but his low strike is blocked by Bonucci.
79' Durmisi replaces Milinkovic-Savic for the visitors, seconds after the former clattered into Cancelo down the flank. A smart decision by Inzaghi considering that the midfielder was on a booking.
77' That goal should put the game beyond Lazio. The visitors have shown some nice touches, but have not been clinical enough in the final third. They're paying the price with their two-goal deficit.
75' Douglas Costa's cross deflects off Ronaldo's heel into the path of Mandzukic at the back post to convert.
GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! MANDZUKIC DOUBLES JUVE'S LEAD!!! 2-0!!!! The home side have their two-goal cushion as Mandzukic converts at the back post. Douglas Costa's run down the right flank created the opening and he fired the ball across the face of goal. Ronaldo was there for a sure tap-in, but a slight deflection took the ball on to his heel. Fortunately for Juve it bounced perfectly for Mandzukic to hammer into an empty net from close range.
73' Lazio waste a chance to threaten from a set-piece as Chiellini is fouled by Radu in the final third.
72' The resulting corner almost falls the way of Ronaldo at the back post, but Strakosha is alert to the danger to gather ahead of the forward.
71' SAVE! Ronaldo almost has his first Juve goal. He powers a fierce shot towards the top corner, but Strakosha does brilliantly to get across to tip the ball over the bar. So close for the Portuguese and the stadium erupts in support of their new star man.
69' The goalscorer Pjanic makes way for Can for the home side.
67' A mistake by Lulic allows Juve to threaten down the right flank. Fortunately for the midfielder, Lazio are able to clear their lines courtesy of a punch clear from Szczesny.
66' Milinkovic-Savic is booked for an altercation with Chiellini, leaving a late boot in on the defender.
65' Correa makes a burst in the final third to put Chiellini under pressure. The veteran defender holds his nerve to clear his lines.
64' Correa comes on to the pitch for Luis Alberto.
Badelj replaces Parolo for the visitors.
63' WIDE! Juve play a short corner and Pjanic bends a cross to the back post. Ronaldo wins his header, but can only send his effort inches wide of the post.
62' BLOCK! Ronaldo smashes his free-kick into the wall, but Juventus are still able to recycle possession to win a corner on the left flank.
Lucas Leiva catches Ronaldo on the edge of the box. Juve are awarded a free-kick in the range of the Portuguese.
60' Douglas Costa comes on to the field to replace Bernardeschi.
59' CLOSE! Luis Alberto is afforded space and time 20 yards from goal. He goes for the curler into the top corner, only to see his effort drift inches past the post. Szczesny was rooted to the spot.
58' Lulic sends a cross to the back post, and although Alex Sandro is there ahead of Marusic, he still has to defend well to fend off the winger and clear his lines. Lazio are putting the home side under pressure at the back.
57' Luis Alberto tries to thread a pass through to Immobile in the box, but Bonucci is well placed to make the interception.
55' Matuidi goes for an ambitious strike from distance, but the Frenchman can only hammer his effort well over the bar.
54' Ronaldo surges forward and tries to break free of the Lazio players massing around him. Parolo makes a well-timed challenge to stop his progress on the edge of the box.
52' Parolo and Mandzukic collide in the air and it results in a booking for the Lazio man, catching the Juve forward with his elbow.
50' Matuidi releases Ronaldo down the left flank and he fires a low ball into the box for Mandzukic. However, the forward cannot take the ball in stride, scuffing his effort at goal.
48' Lulic collects in space down the left and he sends an early cross into the box, but Chiellini is there clear ahead of Parolo.
46' We're back underway in this Serie A clash.
Cristiano Ronaldo has not been able to get into the action as he would have liked. He and Mario Mandzukic have struggled to see a great deal of possession in the final third. Allegri will be keen to see his side up the ante to kill off the game as Lazio look dangerous on the break.
Juventus take a 1-0 lead into the break in their clash against Lazio, although they've not been at their best in the first half. Miralem Pjanic's super strike from 25 yards put Massimiliano Allegri's men ahead after 30 minutes as his swerving volley found the bottom corner. However. the visitors have had good opportunities, none more so than Marco Parolo's miss just before the break with a header from close range.
CHANCE! Lazio should be level. Milinkovic-Savic curls a dangerous cross into the box from the left and Parolo makes a late run. He only has Szczesny to beat with his header from six yards, but he can only guide his effort over the bar.
45'+1 Luis Alberto whips the ball into the box, but Szczesny comes off his line to punch clear ahead of Lucas Leiva.
Alex Sandro is booked for his challenge on Milinkovic-Savic.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
Milinkovic-Savic is brought down on the right flank by Alex Sandro, handing the visitors a free-kick in a dangerous position before the break.
43' Lulic surges down the left and tries to get the better of Cancelo. He overruns the ball and it travels out before he send a cross into the box. Frustration for the Lazio winger.
42' Ronaldo has been quiet in the first half and once again an attempt to bring him into the game is quelled by Wallace and Marusic.
40' Bonucci is ok to continue after taking a blow to the ribs.
39' Bonucci paid the price for stopping the strike, clattering straight into Szczesny. He requires treatment before we continue.
38' Immobile breaks into space down the left flank for the visitors. He tries to get the better of Bonucci in the box, but between the defender and Szczesny, they do enough to stop the strike.
37' It's an open contest as Juve are leaving space down the flanks when they push forward, particularly down Cancelo's flank.
35' Juventus back off Milinkovic-Savic 25 yards from goal and he goes for the strike, but it lacks the power and accuracy to trouble Szczesny, travelling wide of the target.
34' WIDE! Immobile makes a break forward, but Chiellini makes an initial challenge to stop the break. Marusic feeds a pass into the right inside channel to keep the attack alive. Immobile goes for the strike across Szczesny, placing his effort narrowly past the post.
32' BLOCK! Cancelo feeds Bernardeschi on the left flank, who drops his shoulder to cut in to shoot on his left foot. Radu reads the danger and makes the vital block to stop his strike.
30' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! PJANIC SCORES A SCREAMER!!!! JUVE 1-0!!!! The home side have the breakthrough as Pjanic scores a beauty from distance. He latches on to a deflected cross 25 yards from goal. The midfielder goes for the volley, catching the strike sweetly on his right foot. It has the swerve and the power to travel away from Strakosha into the bottom corner. A great effort from Pjanic.
28' Lulic breaks down the left flank as he latches on to Parolo's long ball over the top. However, he can only guide an effort from a tight angle over the bar.
27' The defender is ok to continue after treatment on the field.
25' Ronaldo and Wallace collide, which leaves the Lazio defender on the deck. He may have fallen awkwardly.
23' Pjanic sends a dangerous delivery into the box from the left flank, but between Strakosha and his defenders, the visitors are able to clear their lines.
22' Mandzukic attempts to get the better of Acerbi, but the defender holds firm, although Juventus have a corner on the left flank.
20' Milinkovic-Savic almost bundles his way through the Juventus defensive line on the counter, but Bonucci gets back in time to stop his progress.
19' OFF THE POST & SAVE! Out of nowhere Juve come close to opening the scoring. Chiellini's cross into the box is missed by Ronaldo, but Khedira strikes at goal. His effort hits the post and Lazio scramble the ball away. Bernardeschi picks it up on the right flank to cut in and fire towards the target on his left foot. Strakosha flings himself to his right to make the stop.
17' Strakosha has to do well under pressure from Ronaldo at the back after receiving a short backpass. The Lazio keeper clears into touch ahead of the Portuguese's closing challenge.
16' Juventus back off Marusic on the edge of the box and it allows the winger to shoot at goal. However, his effort is tame and striaght at Szczesny.
15' Juventus are struggling for rhythm in the early stages of the contest. The visitors have settled into the contest.
13' Immobile is caught on the edge of the box by Chiellini, although the referee waves play on. The striker clutches his knee after the contact from the Juve defender.
12' CLOSE! Parolo's delivery from the resulting corner sails to the back post. Szczesny comes for the ball and misses it. Wallace tries to make contact behind the Juve keeper, only to miss the ball by an inch.
11' SAVE! A mistake by Pjanic allows Lazio to threaten. Immobile cuts the ball back for Lulic to strike from the edge of the box. His effort angles towards the bottom corner, but Szczesny gets down to make the stop, turning the strike past the post.
10' Cancelo makes a surge down the right flank to feed Bernardeschi. He goes for the cross into the box, only to send his delivery well over the bar.
9' Lazio seem content to sit back and let the home side play in front of them. They're deep on the edge of their own box.
7' Bernardeschi floats a long ball forward towards the back post, looking for Ronaldo. The Portuguese rises at the back post, but can only guide his header harmlessly wide of the post.
5' Bernardeschi attempts to cut in from the right flank, but he runs into traffic on the edge of the box, losing out to Radu in position at the back.
3' It's a slow start to the game from both teams. Juve are attempting to build a passing rhythm from the back.
1' We're underway in this Serie A clash.
Lazio SUBS: Felipe Caicedo, Alessandro Murgia, Milan Badelj, Dusan Basta, Danilo Cataldi, Guido Guerrieri, Joaquin Correa, Martin Caceres, Silvio Proto, Alessandro Rossi, Riza Durmisi, Bastos.
Lazio starting XI (3-5-1-1): Thomas Strakosha; Wallace, Francesco Acerbi, Stefan Radu; Adam Marusic, Marco Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Senad Lulic; Luis Alberto; Ciro Immobile.
Juventus SUBS: Mattia Perin, Carlo Pinsoglio, Andrea Barzagli, Medhi Benatia, Daniele Rugani, Emre Can, Rodrigo Bentancur, Juan Cuadrado, Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala
Juventus starting XI (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Joao Cancelo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi; Fernando Bernardeschi, Mario Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo
Lazio went down 2-1 to Napoli in their opening match of the season. Ciro Immobile had put Simone Inzaghi's men ahead, but Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne were able to turn the match in favour of the visitors to secure the win. Lazio need a response this afternoon to avoid losing a second match on the bounce to open the term.
Massimilano Allegri's men began their campaign with a comeback win over Chievo last week. Federico Bernardeschi's late strike allowed I Bianconeri to claim the three points to kickstart their term with a victory. Sami Khedira had put Juve ahead in the third minute, only for Mariusz Stepinski and Emanuele Giaccherini to then put Chievo in front. An own goal levelled the scores before Bernardeschi's snatched the win.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Serie A clash between Juventus and Lazio.


W. Szczęsny
T. Strakosha
G. Chiellini
M. Pjanić
S. Khedira
Lucas Leiva
Cristiano Ronaldo
Luis Alberto
Alex Sandro
B. Matuidi
M. Parolo
C. Immobile
M. Mandžukić
S. Lulić
L. Bonucci
João Cancelo
S. Milinković-Savić
Ş. Radu
F. Bernardeschi
F. Acerbi
A. Marušić

Additional info

M. Irrati
A. Tegoni
Fourth official
M. Mariani

Match Stats

Juventus Lazio
33 Attacks (Dangerous) 31
6 Corners 2
11 Fouls 14
15 Free Kicks 11
10 Goal Kicks 10
0 Offsides 1
4 Shots (blocked) 1
5 Shots (off target) 7
5 Shots (on target) 1
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
13 Throw Ins 19

Regular Season

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Allianz Stadium

Allianz Stadium