Juventus pounced on errors and pulled collectively one other spectacular show to beat Lazio 3-0 on Sunday and leapfrog them as much as third within the Serie A desk.
Having received every of their final 5 league outings, Massimiliano Allegri’s males had shaken off a poor begin to the season and European disappointment to deliver the sport to Napoli in Turin, having fun with the higher spells of possession within the first half and taking the lead on the verge of the interval.
That objective pressured Napoli to return out of their shells some extra and power their approach again into the competition, which finally left them vulnerable to counter assaults. It was a efficiency that confirmed the assumption coming again right into a quietly resurgent Juve outfit, who snapped Napoli’s nine-game unbeaten away run with victory forward of the World Cup break.
Following on from a current upturn in kind, Juve began shortly contained in the Allianz stadium and got here near taking an early lead by way of teenager Nicolo Fagioli and later Arkadiusz Milik, the latter’s effort whistling simply large of the submit.
Napoli labored their approach into proceedings with out stretching Juve’s defence all an excessive amount of, however crucially stifled the hosts and tried to gradual them down as a lot as they might. In doing so, they had been completely happy to cede possession and give attention to stopping the Previous Girl in the course of the park.
With the sport wanting set to be goalless on the break, Adrien Rabiot despatched a looking lengthy ball behind the defence which was met by Moise Kean and coolly lofted above on-rushing goalkeeper Ivan Provedel, who wasn’t out shortly sufficient, giving Juve the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Juan Cuadrado made an incredible restoration run to trace again into his personal field and block Pedro who was clear by way of on objective within the 52nd minute, as Lazio desperately seemed for a approach again into proceedings.
However simply as they pushed, Kean was once more prepared and ready to pounce on the break. After Milik had received the ball again excessive up, Filip Kostic pressured a effective, low save out of Provedel, whose parry fell straight into the trail of the Italian to tuck away his second of the night time, and his fifth in as many video games.
From then on, the sport fell completely into the arms of the Previous Girl. They maintained their self-discipline within the type of a strict defensive block and allowed Lazio to probe for a objective, though Maurizio Sarri’s aspect had little luck in doing so.
Milik getting on the scoresheet within the remaining minute of regular time was the icing on the cake, ending with ease from Federico Chiesa’s correct low cross for 3-0.
The World Cup break comes at a irritating time for Allegri’s aspect, who have not conceded in over 500 minutes of Serie A motion and have bounced again properly following excessive stress. Lazio, in the meantime, should lick their wounds over the break, understanding the defeat can not undo earlier good kind.
GK: Wojciech Szczesny (7); CB: Gleison Bremer (7), CB: Federico Gatti (7), CB: Danilo (7); RWB: Juan Cuadrado (7), CM: Nicolo Fagioli (7), CM: Manuel Locatelli (8), CM: Adrien Rabiot (8), LWB: Filip Kostic (7); ST: Moise Kean (9), ST: Arkadiusz Milik (8)
SUB: Angel Di Maria (6), Federico Chiesa (7), Leandro Paredes (6)
GK: Ivan Provedel (7); RB: Adam Marusic (6), CB: Nicolo Casale (7), CB: Alessio Romagnoli (7), LB: Elseid Hysaj (6); CM: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (7), CM: Danilo Cataldi (7), CM: Toma Fundamental (6); RW: Luka Romero (7), ST: Felipe Anderson (6), LW: Pedro (7)
SUB: Luis Alberto (6), Matias Vecino (6), Matteo Cancellieri (6), Mario Gila (6), Marcos Antonio (6)