Lazio 2-1 Juventus: Milinkovic-Savic and Zaccagni tighten hosts’ grip on second place


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mattia Zaccagni were on target as Lazio saw off fellow in-form side Juventus 2-1 at Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio maintained their impressive run of form with a 2-1 win over Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday to tighten their grip on second place in Serie A.

In a weekend where Milan, Inter and Atalanta all dropped points, Lazio made the most of their advantage with an entertaining win over Juve, who remain eight points behind the top four.

Adrien Rabiot canceled out Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s opener in a frantic finish to the first half, and the sloppy goal ended Lazio’s six-match league winless streak.

But Mattia Zaccagni restored the home side’s lead eight minutes after the restart and Lazio held on to a five-point lead over third place, now occupied by rivals Roma.

Wojciech Szczesny made a good save to keep out Ciro Immobile’s volley, but the Juventus goalkeeper could not deny Milinkovic-Savic from close range for Lazio’s opener in the 38th minute.

Referee Marco Di Bello let the goal stand after checking the pitch monitor, despite the visitors arguing, Milinkovic-Savic shoved Alex Sandro before checking and firing.

A member of Juve’s backroom team was red-carded and substitute Leonardo Bonucci cautioned for their protests, but Juve were level before half-time when Rabiot added after Ivan Provedel had saved Bremer’s opening header.

Lazio were back in front in the 53rd minute thanks to Zaccagni’s first-time finish into the bottom-right corner after Luis Alberto brilliantly flicked the ball into his path in front of goal.

Massimiliano Allegri turned to Federico Chiesa and Arkadiusz Milik from the substitutes, but Juve failed to register a meaningful effort in the second half as they failed to establish themselves in the top four.

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