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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Juventus vs Lazio Match Review !

Juve began their 2013/14 season campaign well last week with a 1-0 win over Sampdoria however Juve's first home game of the season looked to be a harder competition as the Bianconeri faced Lazio. Juventus were the favourites after they beat Lazio 4-0 in the Supercoppa just weeks before. Despite a harder opposition than Sampdoria Juve were still able to completely dominate and made Lazio once again look silly as the Bianconeri were able to knock four past Marchetti once again as the game finished 4-1.

Both teams were unchanged from the first weekend of the season and both looked strong with chances early on from both sides but it was Juventus who broke the deadlock just 13 minutes in. Pogba played a perfect lobbed ball over to Vidal who poked the ball under Marchetti. Vidal doubled his tally in the 25th minute when he side footed the ball past Marchetti after a pass from Bonucci who had made a great run out of his centre back position. The Bianconeri looked like they would have the game won however just two minutes after Vidal's second Lazio got a goal to get them back in the game. Hernanes shot from distance and Buffon parried the ball straight into Klose's path who slotted the ball under Buffon. Lazio arguably finished the half on top but it was Juve who started the second half best and this was justified when Vucinic poked the ball past Marchetti after a great long pass from Bonucci. The game was then sealed when Hernanes was sent off for a deliberate hand ball and from there on the game was a walk in the park. Tevez came close to getting third goal in three game when he rocketed the ball on to the crossbar. This didn't knock Tevez though and in the 80th minute he did put the ball in the back of the net from long range.

This was a great result for Juve in a great start of the season. Juve have a 100% win record in the early stages of the season. I think the performance last night showed the strength of the Bianconeri and showed that no matter the strength of the team Juve come up against they can bulldoze passed them. This result has surely sent fear down all the teams in the Serie A and hopefully this result is a sighter of what is to come.