Marusic explodes the Olimpico in injury time, Juve loses against Lazio: it's the middle of the night


By John


MARKER: 48' st Marusic.

LAZIO (3-4-2-1): Mandas 6.5; Gila 6, Romagnoli 6, Casale 6; Marusic 7, Cataldi 6 (35' st Vecino sv), Kamada 6 (35' st Guendouzi 6.5), Felipe Anderson 6; Pedro 6 (12' st Isaksen 6), Zaccagni 6 (39' st Luis Alberto sv); Castellanos 6 (13' st Property 6). On the bench: Sepe, Renzetti, Patric, Hysaj. Coach: Tudor 6.5. JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Szczesny 5.5; Danilo 6, Bremer 6, Rugani 6, De Sciglio 6 (1' st Iling-Junior 5.5); Miretti 6 (1' st Mckennie 6), Locatelli 5.5, Rabiot 6; Cambiaso 6 (18' st Weah 5.5), Kean 5.5 (35' st Sekulov 5), Chiesa 6.5 (23' st Yildiz 6). On the bench: Pinsoglio, Perin, Gatti, Djalò, Nicolussi Caviglia, Nonge. Coach: Allegri 5.5. REFEREE: Colombo of Como 6. NOTE: cloudy afternoon; playing field in good condition. Booked: Allegri, Iling-Junior, Weah. Corners: 7-2 for Lazio. Recovery: 0'; 4'.

Lazio wins at home, at the last gasp, against Juventus, 1-0, on the eve of Easter. In the 93rd minute Marusic's goal gives the Biancoceleste team victory on the 30th matchday of Serie A, led from the bench for the first time by Tudor. The championship match was only the first of three between the two teams, given that on 2 and 23 April they will return to face each other in the Italian Cup. Happy debut for the new Lazio coach, who revolutionises the formation and players compared to the former Sarri. He chooses a chameleonic 3-4-2-1 and leaves both Luis Alberto (in less than perfect condition) and Immobile out of the starting lineup, preferring Kamada and Castellanos. Allegri, on the other hand, has to deal with many absences: Vlahovic is disqualified and Milik injured, Kean and Chiesa are on the pitch. After the minute's silence in memory of Fiorentina's general manager, Joe Barone, the first half gives a glimpse of the Croatian coach's Lazio, good at collecting good opportunities to take the lead, against the “only find” of Juventus.
We will go to the locker rooms with clean sheets but the Biancocelesti have certainly come closer, especially with Castellanos and Felipe Anderson, who seem to best interpret the new coach's idea of ​​play. Juventus shivered after a clumsy clearance by Szczesny, who was saved thanks to Kamada, who missed the opportunity to shoot. However, the other goalkeeper, the young Mandas, was decisive: he needed a great save on Chiesa, after a triangulation with Rabiot, to thwart the Bianconeri's advantage. Allegri returns from the break by sending Iling-Junior and Mckennie onto the field for Miretti and De Sciglio. The team benefits from this and appears much more dangerous going forward: Mandas is still needed to stop Cambiaso. After almost an hour of play, Immobile's moment arrives. However, the second half remained fairly anonymous for both teams, Lazio woke up twenty minutes from the end with Marusic's chance. In the final, in the 93rd minute, in full injury time, it was the Montenegrin winger who scored the decisive goal to make it 1-0, served by Guendouzi, to make the Biancocelesti party explode.