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Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo Fails To Score As Juventus Beat Lazio



Cristiano Ronaldo did not score in his first home game for Juventus, but the fans have a lot to celebrate. The Old Lady played well and beat Lazio 2-0 with goals from Pjanic and Mandzukic and maintained the perfect campaign in the Italian League.

Juventus started the game under pressure from Lazio but managed to contain the opponents attack and opened the scoring with beautiful goal of Pjanic. On the down side, the capital team pressed in the final minutes of the first half, but stopped on goalkeeper Szczesny on inspired day.

In the second half, Juventus played better from the first moments and created good chances, especially with Cristiano Ronaldo, but only reached the second goal of the game in the 29th minute, when Mandzukic took advantage of rebound in the area and widened the advantage.

Despite playing away from home, Lazio started the match by pressing. After ten minutes, Lulic kicked out of the area and demanded good defense from goalkeeper Szczesny, one of the great names of the first half. Shortly after, at 15, Marusic kicked out of the area and shirt 1 defended again.After 15 minutes cleared, Juventus improved on the pitch and began to pressure the team of the capital. At 17 minutes, German Khedira received in the area and finished, but stopped on the beam. Then Bernardeschi ventured out of the area, but goalkeeper Strakosha made good defense.

Juventus continued to press and was awarded the first goal of the game. On 29 minutes, after crossing the area, the ball was left for Pjanic in the entrance of the area. The Bosnian hit beautiful first-kick, no chance for the goalkeeper, and opened the scoring at Allianz Stadium.

In the final half of the first half, Lazio went on the attack trying to equalize before the break, but despite the good chances created, he did not come. After 37 minutes, Immobile broke through on the left, but Bonucci disarmed. Already in the 46th minute, in the last chance of the initial stage, Parolo received crosses and headed over.

Second half

Contrary to what happened in the first half, Juventus came back from the locker room playing better and creating the best chances of goal. Still in the fourth minute of play, Cristiano Ronaldo invaded the area on the left and crossed low for Mandzukic, but the forwarder could not push to the goal.

Lazio even tried to react and created some chances, like kicking out of the Luis Alberto area in the 13th minute, but Juventus continued to dominate the actions of the second half. 18 minutes into the game, Cristiano Ronaldo had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.

The Portuguese ace had another good chance to score in the 25th minute, but this time he stopped at Strakosha. After shooting hard from outside the area, the goalkeeper of Lazio made a great defense and flat corner. The archer, however, could do nothing four minutes later.

After 29 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo sent the corner kick right to Strakosha who headed it sharply past the keeper. However, in the rebound, Mandzukic completed to extend the advantage of Juventus.

With the advantage of two goals, Juventus slowed the pace in the attack and came to pace the game. Lazio, needing to score, gave up the tactic and left for the all or nothing, without success. Juventus won their first home game in the Italian League by 2 to 0

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