Magical Lazio make 'Old Lady' cry in Super Cup

Magical Lazio make Old Lady cry in Super Cup
Juventus' forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts following their defeat the Super Cup final (AFP)

Riyadh - Lazio had already defeated Juve 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A two weeks ago



By AFP

Published: Mon 23 Dec 2019, 9:25 PM

Last updated: Mon 23 Dec 2019, 11:28 PM

Lazio won the Italian Super Cup for a fifth time on Sunday, defeating Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus 3-1 in a game played in the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh.
"We did something magical tonight," said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi.
Lazio, the only team to have defeated Juve in Serie A this season, were in front through Luis Alberto after 16 minutes.
Paulo Dybala levelled just before the break after a shot from Ronaldo was parried into his path by Lazio's Albanian goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.
Despite boasting the attacking talents of Ronaldo, Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, it was the Roman side who looked more likely the next to score.
Bosnian international Senad Lulic restored Lazio's advantage in the 73rd minute with an impressive volley. Danilo Cataldi added a third in the fourth minute of stoppage time from a free kick.
Lazio had already defeated Juve 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A two weeks ago. "We did something magical - to beat Juve twice in two weeks is incredible," Inzaghi said. 
"I think this was another deserved victory for a strong team that always believed in our ideas."
Ronaldo was the main reason the fans came to watch and Juve obviously took the occasion on board with their famed black and white shirts sporting Arabic designs.
"We are sorry we lost a trophy, but we still have many competitions at stake in the next five months," said Sarri.
"There is anger but crying over it does not solve the problems." 
 


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