Juventus draw 1-1 Lazio Italian Cup Semifinals
Stefano Mauri became a hero Lazio in a match that was held at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday (22/1)
These results make Lazio chance to qualify for the finals as it will replace the host Juventus in the second meeting and just need a goalless draw. The Juventus must win when replaced Lazio. In addition to failing to win, Juventus also got some bad news which defender Leonardo Bonucci were injured and could not continue the match.
Both teams are equally able to lose some players pillars in this fight. Juventus lost Andrea Pirlo, Giorgio Chiellini, Nicklas Bendtner, Simone Pepe, Fabio Quagliarella and Kwadwo Asamoah. While Lazio without Miroslav Klose, Abdoullay Konko, Ederson and Andre Dias.
Juventus appear quite dominant in the early matches. The game has been running for 45 seconds Claudio Marchisio was forced Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti worked hard to secure the net.
Further opportunities through the Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci also wasted. Marchisio pass on a free kick header still miss the mark. A similar situation obtained through header Lazio defender Michael Ciani.
Mistakes Luca Marrone in the 35th minute almost make Lazio the lead. Andrea Barzagli lucky deftly blocked efforts Mauri grabbed the ball. Shortly before halftime, re-created a golden opportunity for Juventus where long range shots can be secured Emanuele Giaccherini Marchetti.
After a pause, the more excited mengempur Juventus Lazio. Marchetti saved Lazio in the second half. Former Cagliari player with a brilliant volley thwarted Alessandro Matri, who passed away Marrone bait.
Juventus finally broke the deadlock when the game runs 63 minutes. Feed Giaccherini disambur Federico Peluso with accurate header outwit Marchetti. This is a prime goal for Juventus since recruited Peluso of Atalanta earlier this month.
Some of minutes later, the club should be able to double the score. Arturo Vidal escaped jebalan off-side, but the kick was still about the Chilean players goalposts Lazio. Other Vidal opportunities brilliantly driven by Marchetti.
Juventus paid the price of failure to maximize the number of opportunities. Four minutes from time, Lazio could equalize the score. Antonio Candreva a corner kick Mirko Vucinic trying discarded even easier Mauri grabbed the ball in the goal mouth Storari.
In the rest of the match Juventus could produce some chances through Matri and Giaccherini, but Marchetti easily secure the ball.
Lineup Juventus and Lazio:
Juventus: Storari; Bonucci (Caceres 43), Marrone, Barzagli; Isla, Giaccherini, Vidal, Pogba, Peluso (De Ceglie 71); Marchisio (Vucinic 77); Matri
Lazio: Marchetti; Biava (Radu 83), Cana, Ciani; Cavanda, Gonzalez, Ledesma (Candreva 70), Hernanes (Brocchi 82), Lulic; Mauri; Floccari.