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Lazio vs Juventus. Italian Serie A.


Lazio 1

  • E Can (59th minute own goal)

Juventus 2

  • J Cancelo (74th minute)
  • C Ronaldo (88th minute pen)

Lazio 1-2 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo hits last-gasp penalty

Juventus now 11 points clear at the top of Serie A

Sunday 27 January 2019 22:54, UK

Cristiano Ronaldo with his teammates after Juventus' win
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo with his team-mates after Juventus' win

Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty two minutes from time as Serie A leaders Juventus came from behind to win 2-1 at Lazio and go 11 points clear at the top on Sunday.

Lazio dominated the first hour and went ahead with an Emre Can own goal in the 59th minute before Joao Cancelo levelled for Juve in the 74th, four minutes after coming on as a substitute.

The Portuguese also won the penalty which allowed his compatriot Ronaldo, who missed a spot-kick against Chievo in his last game, to score his 15th league goal of the season.

Juventus, chasing an eighth successive league title, have 59 points out of a possible 63, while second-placed Napoli are on 48 after their 0-0 draw at AC Milan on Saturday.

Lazio are seventh after continuing their dismal run against Serie A's so-called big teams - Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Roma and Napoli. They have taken only one point in seven games this season against sides from that group.

Wojciech Szczesny beat away a Luis Alberto shot and denied Marco Parolo with an excellent one-handed save while the visitors' Daniele Rugani cleared a Ciro Immobile lob off the line as Lazio dominated the first half in Rome.

Joao Cancelo celebrates after scoring Juventus' leveller
Image: Joao Cancelo celebrates after scoring Juventus' leveller

The hosts went ahead when Luis Alberto drove his corner into the heart of the Juve area and unfortunate German midfielder Can stooped to head the ball into his own net.

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Shortly afterwards, Immobile fired over the bar after being set free and it proved the turning point.

Juve had offered little threat until Paulo Dybala's low shot was parried by Thomas Strakosha and Cancelo drove home the rebound.

With time running out, Juve's Federico Bernardeschi sent a low ball into the area and Cancelo tumbled over as Bosnian Senad Lulic made contact with his arm in an off-the-ball incident.

After desperate Lazio protests, Ronaldo blasted his penalty into the roof of the net to secure the victory.

Serie A on Sunday

  • Chievo 3-4 Fiorentina
  • Atalanta 3-3 Roma
  • Bologna 0-4 Frosinone
  • Parma 2-3 SPAL
  • Torino 1-0 Inter
  • Lazio 1-2 Juventus
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