- Title: Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup
- Date: 22nd December 2019
- Summary: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (DECEMBER 22, 2019) (REUTERS) LAZIO MANAGER SIMONE INZAGHI ARRIVING FOR POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAZIO MANAGER, SIMONE INZAGHI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "I don't know. Juventus is a big team and in the last two years they only lost two matches, both of them against Lazio. Also they managed to qualify for the Champions League (last 16). Today Juventus played the match with less performance (than) in the league match and we are happy and glad to win against them." INZAGHI (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAZIO MANAGER, SIMONE INZAGHI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "I don't think Juventus have clear weak points. I think they have very powerful players who played a wonderful game. We managed to win today because of the group we have and being focused led us to win more than anything else." PERSON TYPING ON LAPTOP KEYBOARD (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAZIO MANAGER, SIMONE INZAGHI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "I don't know if this match is the best we've had, but I remember the Coppa Italia match that we won. We worked and trained for nights like this and we should always work hard to reach our goals." INZAGHI LEAVING THE POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE TV CAMERA JUVENTUS MANAGER MAURIZIO SARRI ARRIVING FOR POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS MANAGER, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "The lack of fitness is the main reason of our loss. That happens, but Juventus managed to play the game until the end and got a free kick that could have levelled the score." JOURNALIST USING HIS SMARTPHONE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS MANAGER, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "I already answered you this in the pre-match. We're sorry about losing this trophy but the loss will not affect us for the next five months. As for Lazio they don't need any motivation they are already in a great condition." JOURNALIST BEING HANDED A MICROPHONE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS MANAGER, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "I don't think Lazio is our bogey team. They are now in a high level of fitness but, when we play against them later things will change. But, if we play against them and they are with this amount of fitness and spirit then it will be hard for any team to beat them." SARRI LEAVING THE POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 5th January 2020 22:23
- Keywords: Cristiano Ronaldo Danilo Cataldi Italian Supercup Juventus Lazio Senad Lulic
- Location: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
- City: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
- Country: Saudi Arabia
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001BB24N5R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Lazio beat Juventus 3-1, their second win over the Turin giants in little more than two weeks, to win the Italian Supercup on Sunday (December 22), the annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions.
Second-half goals from Senad Lulic and Danilo Cataldi won the match which was being played in Saudi Arabia for the second year running.
Lazio also beat Juventus 3-1 in Serie A on Dec. 7, handing their opponents their first defeat under coach Maurizio Sarri.
Lazio, the Coppa Italia victors, went ahead after 17 minutes when Sergei Milinkovic-Savic laid the ball off for Luis Alberto to fire into the net.
Paulo Dybala levelled for the Serie A champions at the end of the first-half from a rebound after Cristiano Ronaldo's shot was parried by Thomas Strakosha.
Juventus seemed to be in control in the second half and Ronaldo was close with a shot which went just over but they were caught out when Marco Parolo's cross flew across the face of goal and Lulic volleyed in at the far post in the 73rd minute.
Juventus had midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur sent off in stoppage time and Cataldi curled the resulting free kick into the net with the last action of the game.
The Supercup final is often played abroad and has also been hosted in China, the United States, Libya and Qatar.
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