Serie A: Lazio once more rating late to rescue 1-1 draw towards Juventus


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Lazio’s Felipe Caicedo, coated by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his aspect’s opening aim throughout the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Juventus on the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Nov. eight

Lazio scored one other stoppage-time aim to rescue a 1-1 draw at dwelling to Juventus in Serie A on Sunday.

Juventus seemed to be heading for a win and into second spot after Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half aim however substitute Felipe Caicedo pounced deep in stoppage time.

Caicedo had netted a stoppage-time winner in Lazio’s final league match — towards Torino — and likewise scored late at Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday to salvage a 1-1 draw within the Champions League.

“The aim is all all the way down to Correa,” Caicedo mentioned. “We had been satisfied one thing would occur. However I’m actually speechless now.

“Juventus didn’t play for the final 15 minutes. We by no means quit and the credit score for the draw has to go to everybody. With this mentality and focus we are able to struggle proper to the tip, we wanted a match like that towards Torino and it occurred once more at the moment.”

Juventus was third, two factors behind chief AC Milan, which hosts Hellas Verona later. Atalanta can transfer stage with second-placed Sassuolo with a win at dwelling to Inter Milan later.

Lazio was lacking plenty of gamers, together with European Golden Shoe winner Ciro Motionless, after conflicting outcomes for exams for COVID-19.

Juventus took the lead within the 15th minute when Juan Cuadrado beat a few Lazio defenders on the appropriate earlier than sending in a low cross for an unmarked Ronaldo to faucet in from level clean vary.

It was Ronaldo’s third aim in his two league matches since recovering from the coronavirus, which stored him out for 3 weeks.

Lazio virtually leveled shortly after when Sergej Milinković-Savić nodded a cross on in entrance of aim and Vedat Muriqi was millimeters away from making contact on the far submit.

Ronaldo went even nearer however he curled an effort off the highest of the appropriate submit.

The 35-year-old additionally noticed a free kick palmed out from below the bar by Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo took off Ronaldo and attacking midfielder Dejan Kulusevski within the 76th as he opted for a extra defensive strategy and that proved a mistake towards a group well-known for scoring last-minute objectives of late.

Lazio pinned Juventus again and it discovered the equalizer with virtually the final kick of the match. Joaquín Correa fed Caicedo, who swiveled to fireplace into the underside proper nook.

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