Juventus Lazio 3-0 Serie A

Juventus – Lazio: Juve Make Six Wins In A Row Against Restrained Lazio (3-0)

The two best defensive setups in Serie A battled out in the last match before the World Cup break. Juve found the lead at the end of a balanced first half, immediately taking charge of the match in the second and going on to win comfortably, for their sixth consecutive success without conceding a goal. Lazio had few glimpses of quality but were thwarted by Juve’s solid application off the ball.

Tactical analysis and match report written by Giovanni Cesaroni.

With the World Cup break just around the corner, Serie A offered a weekend full of action with Lazio visiting Juventus at the Allianz Stadium as a last match to savor until the league’s return in early January. Both teams came from a positive week, as Juve had the better of Inter and Hellas Verona while Lazio triumphed in the derby against AS Roma and got three points in the midweek match against Monza.

Before this match had started, Juventus and Lazio had the two best defensive records in the league, conceding respectively only seven and eight goals. While this was expected for Juve as Massimiliano Allegri has based his plan on a strong defensive setup thus far, Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio have managed to balance out their numbers after last season’s defensive troubles.

Both managers backed up their recent choices, all but confirming the same lineups seen in the last games. Allegri replaced the suspended Alex Sandro with Federico Gatti at the back of his preferred 3-5-2 shape with Gleison Bremer and Danilo, in front of Wojciech Szczęsny. Manuel . . .

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