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Soccer: Lazio strike late to draw vs Juve

November 08, 2020 22:11 IST
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Lazio’s Felipe Caicedo celebrates on scoring the equaliser with Adam Marusic and Andreas Pereira at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on Sunday

IMAGE: Lazio’s Felipe Caicedo celebrates with Adam Marusic and Andreas Pereira on scoring the equaliser against Juventus at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on Sunday. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Lazio substitute Felipe Caicedo scored in stoppage-time for the second week running to earn his side a 1-1 draw at home to Juventus in Serie A on Sunday after Cristiano Ronaldo had given the champions a first-half lead.

The Ecuadorean, who grabbed a 98th-minute winner at Torino last weekend and notched a late equaliser in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Zenit St Petersburg, levelled in the 94th minute to end Juve's resistance after Lazio had dominated the second half.

 

Ronaldo had given the titleholders a 15th-minute lead with his sixth league goal of the season. He also hit the post and saw a free kick saved before halftime but was taken off in the second half after appearing to hurt his ankle.

Juventus have 13 points from seven games, three behind leaders AC Milan who host Verona later on Sunday. Lazio have 11 points.

Lazio were without leading scorer Ciro Immobile, midfielder Lucas Leiva and goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha amid reports that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Juan Cuadrado set up Juve's goal with a run down the right and cross into the area which Ronaldo turned in from close range.

The Portuguese forward smacked another effort against the post after doing well to make space for a shot and saw a free kick brilliantly turned away by Pepe Reina in stoppage time.

Lazio dominated possession in the second half but the Juventus defence held out well and restricted them to a couple of half chances until Caicedo performed his speciality act.

Joaquin Correa weaved his way into the area and found Caicedo who scored with a shot on the turn to stun the visitors.

Lille suffer first Ligue 1 defeat of season at Brest

Lille lost their first Ligue 1 game of the season and ground to leaders Paris St Germain when they slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Brest on Sunday after making a terrible start to the match.

Burak Yilmaz's double was not enough to make up for a three-goal deficit following headers by Ronael Pierre-Gabriel and Romain Perraud and an Irvin Cardona strike in the first half.

The result left second-placed Lille, who impressed in a 3-0 win at AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday, on 19 points, five behind PSG who beat Stade Rennais 3-0 at home on Saturday.

Brest moved up to 13th on 12 points.

The home side opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Pierre-Gabriel headed home Perraud's cross.

Perraud made it 2-0 four minutes later with a fine half volley as Lille struggled to cope with the hosts' early pressure.

Three minutes from the break, Brest added another as Cardona lobbed Mike Maignan with a header, only for Yilmaz to give Lille a lifeline on the stroke of halftime with a penalty after Paul Lasne fouled Jose Fonte.

Yilmaz further reduced the arrears 12 minutes into the second half with a deflected shot for his sixth Ligue 1 goal.

The Turkish striker had a golden opportunity to salvage a point for the visitors but his last-minute strike hit the crossbar.

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