Serie A | Juventus 2-2 Lazio: Chiellini and Dybala bow out, Lazio enter Europe

by | May 16, 2022 21:44

Juventus waved goodbye to Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala with a victory and two quality goals, but Lazio came back from 2-0 down to equalise in stoppages and qualify for the Europa League.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Juventus 2-2 Lazio

The Bianconeri lost the Coppa Italia Final 4-2 to Inter in extra time on Wednesday, ending the season empty-handed for the first time since 2010-11. However, the mood was dominated by this being the final game in the Juventus jersey for both Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala. As for Lazio, they needed one point to be sure of Europa League qualification, but Ciro Immobile was out injured and Pedro not fully fit.

Danilo Cataldi unleashed a rocket from the edge of the area after four minutes that thumped the crossbar with Mattia Perin well beaten.

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However, Juve took the lead when Alvaro Morata whipped a cross to the back post, where Dusan Vlahovic snuck away from Adam Marusic to nod in from point-blank range. In tribute to Dybala, he celebrated using La Joya’s ‘mask’ gesture.

Federico Bernardeschi’s left-foot curler was just over and Felipe Anderson drilled wide.

As planned, Chiellini was taken off after just 15 minutes to receive a standing ovation from the crowd, his teammates and opponents.

Lazio fought back, Perin bravely flinging himself at the feet of Felipe Anderson and Mattia Zaccagni’s cheeky back-heel flick going over from six yards.

However, Juve doubled their lead with fantastic style. Dybala’s back-heel sent Juan Cuadrado running on the counter, it was spread for Morata, who cut inside and created that tiny bit of space he needed to blast into the far top corner with his right foot.

Cataldi again tested Perin from distance and Lazio got one back after the restart in odd circumstances. Patric’s header on a Cataldi corner seemed to be going wide until Alex Sandro prodded in at the back post.

Pedro flashed an impressive curler just over the bar and Perin smothered the deflected Zaccagni strike, while Moise Kean turned a chest and volley wide after a strong Bernardeschi run.

Perin was right behind a dangerous Cataldi free kick, but play stopped for a standing ovation and mass hug from all his teammates as Dybala left the field for the last time in the Juventus shirt.

Felipe Anderson had the ball in the net, but only after Milinkovic-Savic had fouled Bernardeschi.

There was chaos in the final seconds of the match, as Cuadrado was on the counter and too weak in the challenge with Zaccagni, sparking a Lazio counter instead that saw Perin get one hand to the Toma Basic strike, Milinkovic-Savic turning in the rebound from the tightest of angles.

That goal means Lazio have qualified for the Europa League in the 2022-23 season.

Juventus 2-2 Lazio

Vlahovic 10 (J), Morata 36 (J), Alex Sandro og 51 (L), Milinkovic-Savic 96 (L)

10 Comments

  1. Blop

    Terrible gk . What a disgrace

  2. LORD ALLEGRI PATRON SAINT OF SLOW BALL

    Grande PhD Max, Commander, Scholar and Protector of Wilderness Calcio 2.0 Omicron Variant Slow.
    Forza Alex the “Gift” Sideways Sandro. Typical Juventus performance and disgracing the legend Chiellini in his final game. 1-0 or 2-0 up, one thing is for sure PhD Max will always set the alarm clock and off to sleep they go. Snooze button does not even work with the Grandmaster of the back, back, down, down and better get him a deck chair, slippers, pipe and blanket for 2022/2023 4th place again season.

  3. Ale

    Juve only use half determination in this game

  4. Poopie Zanetti

    95th minute, 4-2 loss to Merda and this is the reaction. Lord a deck chair is to good for him. Get the skip now and put him in a landfill.

  5. Farid

    Just make Chiellini the coach at least he has the grinta. ALLEGRI OUT!

  6. Brian

    Allegri routine in both important and unimportant matches :
    Start the game well with good players, score a goal or two, then Wuss out and take off your good players then either draw or lose.
    Recurrent theme in Allegri’s juve for years . lol . thank god UCL is already guaranteed anyway. goodnight hopeless Juve fans. See you after 3 years when Allegri is gone

  7. I giardini di marzo

    Grande Lazio! Grande Sergente!

  8. Act17

    Forza Lazio!!!!

  9. NOrata

    This was an exhibition game for Juve. Max gave a chance to youngsters for a lot of it. All about Chiellini and Dybala. Chances nothing in the standings so good to see Aké have a run out. Kean is a complete waste of time, though. Back to Everton, please.

  10. LORD ALLEGRI PATRON SAINT OF SLOW BALL

    Yes back to fish and chip land where it rains all day, and the scousers speaking the weirdest English ever known to mankind. No wonder why Kean was lost. Ever heard your Jamie Carragher…

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