The weekend that started with Lazio’s draw against Verona in a postponed match finished with both teams taking three points. The title race in Serie A hasn’t been this intense in years with three candidates – Inter, Juventus, and Lazio – making a run for it. Our takeaways include Juventus’ crisis and Lazio’s emergence as a real Scudetto candidate.
A sparkling, ruthless Lazio side forced Juventus to suffer their first seasonal league loss as they prevailed 3-1 in a Stadio Olimpico showdown on Saturday night. Goals by Luiz Felipe, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Felipe Caicedo cemented the Biancocelesti’s third place in the table, while Maurizio Sarri’s squad missed a chance to regain the top spot in the league.
It’s still summer football, but whoever decided the fixtures of these initial Serie A rounds knows how to capture people’s attention. The second campionato matchday sees Juventus facing a Lazio side shaken by some alleged tension between President Claudio Lotito and coach Simone Inzaghi, while Milan make their seasonal debut at Napoli.