MATCH REPORT: LAZIO 1-1 JUVENTUS.
Lazio substitute Felipe Caceido scored a stoppage time goal for the second week in a row to earn Lazio a 1-1 draw at home to Juventus, after Cristiano Ronaldo had given the champions a first half lead
Ronaldo turned in Juan Cuadrado’s cross from close range in the 15th minute to claim his sixth goal of the season. He also hit the post and saw a free kick saved before halftime but was taken off in the second half after appearing to hurt his ankle.
Lazio dominated the second half without offering much of a threat until Joaquin Correa weaved into the area and Caicedo, scorer of a 98th minute winner against Torino a week ago, levelled with a shot on the turn in the fourth minute of extra time.
After a couple of attempts from distance with Cristiano Ronaldo and Adrien Rabiot, Juve broke the deadlock. Juan Cuadrado deserves much of the credit, having dribbled away from two players down the right to put a low cross in for Ronaldo to bundle over the line.
Lazio had a huge opportunity to equalise, as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic nodded it down across the face of goal and Muriqi was inches away from getting his studs to it from a yard out.
Joaquin Correa also fired straight at Wojciech Szczesny after cutting back past Merih Demiral, while Ronaldo and Muriqi were just off target.
Ronaldo thought he’d doubled his lead on another counter, but this time the curling finish smacked against the top of the far post.
CR7 came even closer with the last move of the half, as his free kick from the edge of the area was palmed out from under the bar by Pepe Reina.
Adam Marusic’s left-foot curler was just over from a tricky angle, while Reina got down well to beat away an Adrien Rabiot angled drive after the Frenchman caught Luis Alberto in possession.
Luiz Felipe made a decisive tackle on Ronaldo in the penalty area after good work from Kulusevski to send him clear, while Milinkovic-Savic’s free kick was charged down by the wall.
Ronaldo was replaced by Paulo Dybala after an ankle sprain and Lazio had another big chance when Marusic got in front of Cuadrado for a header straight at Wojciech Szczesny from point-blank range. The hosts began to pin Juve back in the closing 20 minutes, and the team famous for last-gasp goals did it again. With the final kick of the game, Correa squirmed away between three players in the box to feed Felipe Caicedo, who turned on a sixpence to fire into the far bottom corner.