With an Adrien Rabiot rocket and an Alvaro Morata brace, Juventus beat Lazio 3-1 after overcoming an early Joaquin Correa goal. Joaquin Correa charged forward, twisted and turned, and eventually drilled the finish between Merih Demiral’s legs into the close bottom corner for Lazio after Dejan Kulusevski gave the ball away cheaply.
Juventus had penalty appeals after 26 minutes, and Wojciech Szczesny had to get down to save a Milinkovic-Savic effort. After a brilliant sliding tackle by Francesco Acerbi on Federico Chiesa, the ball ricocheted up and into Hoedt’s boot. The referee and VAR waved play on because it was an unintentional handball.
Aaron Ramsey curved wide and Alvaro Morata nodded a free-kick wide, but Rabiot equalized for Juve with a spectacular goal. Pepe Reina saw the cross coming and took a step forward, allowing Rabiot to strike a rocket into the top corner from an unexpected angle.
Fares threatened with a brutal strike just outside the box, but the goal remained wide open. After the restart, Chiesa launched an insane slalom through the Lazio defense, twisting and turning before forcing a one-handed Reina to save at the near post.
Correa went on a mazy run at the other end, pulling Szczesny off his line, and Milinkovic-header Savic’s thumped the crossbar.
Lazio wasted a counter-attack when Morata went down while attempting to transform Marusic, but Juve countered again, with Chiesa breaking free of Gonzalo Escalante and sending Morata clear to fire into the close top corner.
As Milinkovic-Savic bundled into Ramsey’s back for a penalty, the game was turned on its head. Cuadrado grabbed the ball from the Welshman’s grasp, and Morata converted for a hat trick in under three minutes.
Immobile stung Szczesny’s gloves from outside the box, Correa fired wide, and Fares reached the side-netting for Lazio.