Morata rescues Juventus

The Bianconeri beat Lazio with a great performance from the Spaniard, author of an assist and a double. Pirlo left Cristiano out of the eleven, who played only the last 20 minutes.

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Stroke on the table by Juventus, who beat Lazio 3-1 and warned Serie A that they do not intend to give up in the fight for the scudetto. The great protagonist of the night was Álvaro Morata, author of an assist and a double. The former athletic man finally left behind the cytomegalovirus that impaired his performance and took the reins of the team in a very complicated match, which had started fatally for the Italian champion.

Without Chiellini, De Ligt, Dybala (injured), Bentancur (positive in covid) and Frabotta (sanctioned), Pirlo had to juggle. He bet on a 4-2-3-1, with Bernardeschi left back and Danilo in the midfield. Cristiano, for his part, did not arrive at the appointment 100% and the coach decided to give him some rest, something that had not happened in the league since November. An unexpected decision with a clear objective: to avoid any risk in the face of the Champions League meeting with Porto.

At the beginning of the game, the drawing of the 'Maestro' seemed not to work against the 3-5-2 of Simone Inzaghi. The Romans created various dangers from the left with the arrivals of Fares, and they deservedly opened the can with the help of Kulusevski. A bad pass from the Swede delivered the ball to Correa, who got rid of Demiral with a couple of feints and beat Szczesny.

The blow, however, served to awaken the Vecchia Signora, who fully clung to Morata. The exatlético first touched the tie with a header and, shortly after, he signed his eleventh assist in this course, putting Rabiot only in front of Reina. The midfielder put the tables by striking the goalkeeper at his post, and from there Juve did not stop growing.

A header to the crossbar by Milinkovic-Savic, after a great center from Luis Alberto, was the last sign of the biancocelesti, who conceded the 2-1 with a counterattack armed by Chiesa and finished by Morata. It was 57 ', and two minutes later the striker completed his double by taking a penalty forced by Ramsey, after a blow from Milinkovic-Savic. With this goal, the forward already has 16 this season.

The 3-1 on the scoreboard unleashed the best version of Juve, who managed the pace of the game without haste. And Pirlo, in addition, was able to give Arthur 20 minutes to catch up, who returned after a month of suffering from his calcification, McKennie and Cristiano. The 'Master' was brave, but he was right. And you can already think of Porto.



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