Coppa Italia SF | Juventus 2-0 Lazio: Old Lady revitalised


Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic gave Juventus a much-needed 2-0 victory in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Igor Tudor’s Lazio.

These teams met in Serie A on Saturday, with Adam Marusic’s last-gasp header sealing victory on coach Tudor’s debut. Vlahovic was suspended for that game and returned here, while Pedro and Luca Pellegrini sat out bans for the visitors. Arkadiusz Milik, Ivan Provedel, Manuel Lazzari and Nicolò Rovella were on the treatment table.

It was a dramatic start to the match, because Mattia Zaccagni landed badly after a Federico Gatti sliding tackle, so while he was off the field, Juventus were awarded a penalty. Matias Vecino didn’t realise Andrea Cambiaso was sneaking up behind him and when he went to clear the loose ball, ended up kicking the player instead. However, it was revoked following a VAR On-Field Review because Cambiaso was judged to be in an offside position in the build-up.

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