Lazio 1-2 Juventus: Ronaldo rescues Old Lady from first Serie A defeat

Lazio 1-2 Juventus: Ronaldo rescues Old Lady from first Serie A defeat

- Lazio vs Juventus saw the Old Lady came from one goal down to beat their hosts 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico

- Cancelo and Ronaldo both scored a goal each in the second half to power Juve to their 19th Serie A win of the season

- They remain atop of the table with 51 points from 21 matches and are 11 points better than Napoli on the table at the moment

Juventus maintain their unbeaten status in the Italian League after coming from one goal down to beat :Lazio 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, January 27.

It was a goalless affair in the first half of the meeting as both teams failed to find the back of he net.

But the home team broke the deadlock in the 59th minute following an own goal from former Liverpool star Emre Can.

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The hosts looked like they were going to hand Juve their first defeat of the Serie A season, but Joao Cancelo restored parity for the visitors in the 74th minute.

Cancelo benefited from a poor save by Wojciech Szczesny and carefully put the ball at the left corner of the net.

Barely two minutes to the blast of the final whistle, Cristiano Ronaldo fired the visitors to victory after converting a spot kick in the 88th minute.

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The Victory ensures Juventus remain at the top of the Serie A table with 59 points - 11 points better than second placed team Napoli.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo recorded his 15th league goal of the season for Massimiliano Allegri's side away from home.

Their next league game will be against Atalanta during the week as they edge closer to reclaiming the title they won last campaign.

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The Old Lady have 19 of their 21 topflight matches with two others ending in draws, while scoring 43 goals and conceding 12 in the process.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's second half goal was all Juventus needed to claim the Italian Super Cup after beating 10-man AC Milan 1-0 on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

The encounter saw Ronaldo’s headed goal turned the table in favour of Juventus after finishing twice as runners-up in the previous attempts.

A performance that saw Ronaldo claim his first silverware with the Bianconeri since his switch last summer as Juve lifted the Super Cup for the first time since 2015.

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