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Serie A: SSL vs Juventus

At Olympico's home ground, Lazio will meet defending champion Juventus in the match of the round 7. Lazio has won the last 2 rounds, but they need to maintain this achievement if they want to surpass the Old Lady on the rankings. The new Turin representative welcomed the return of Ronaldo, so he was filled with confidence to subjugate Lazio like the second leg of the previous season.

Simone Inzaghi and his new students experienced a tense 1-1 draw with Russian defending champion Zenit St. Petersburg in the third round of the Champions League group stage. They currently have 5 points in Group F, only 1 point behind the top team Borussia Dortmund. Lazio does not have star striker Ciro Immobile, veteran midfielder Lucas Leiva and number one goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha in this match because he tested positive for Covid-19, which is too much news for the NHM of Rome. That is not to mention a series of names also absent from this match, which are Djavan Anderson, Stefan Radu, Manuel Lazzari and Denis Vavro all due to injuries. The absence of Immobile, will help Felipe Caicedo kick from the start although he has only scored 2 goals in Serie A this season after four appearances. It was Caicedo who scored an equalizer for Lazio against Zenit St. Petersburg,

Juventus just returned from Hungary with a 4-1 victory over Ferencvaros at the Puskas Arena. Striker Alvaro Morata scored double goals, but most notably Paulo Dybala ended his thirst for goals since July. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and two former central defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have played solid defense. Help Old Lady conceded only once in this match. Also in the Serie A arena, after the previous two rounds, they were tied with the same score 1-1 against the two underdogs, Hellas Verona and Crotone. Juve found the winning streak again with the burying of the newly promoted Spezia with a score of 4-1, the new superstar Ronaldo returned after leaving covid with 2 goals. The representatives of Turin are still unbeaten in Serie A this season, but they have to divide points to 3 matches, thereby less than the first place of AC Milan by 4 points. Juventus fans will be worried because the Old Lady is playing badly away from home with only 2 wins in the last 8 matches. Their defense also conceded all the last 9 consecutive away matches.



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