Chiellini returns as Juventus get back on track against Brescia

Ross Houston
February 18, 2020

With in-form Cristiano Ronaldo rested by head coach Maurizio Sarri, Argentina worldwide Dybala provided the firepower the champion needed from a first-half free-kick after Brescia forward Florian Aye was sent off.

Lazio extended their unbeaten run to 19 games as they target their second Scudetto, with a return to Champions League football on the cards for next season.

Juventus reclaimed pole position thanks to Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado's goals as the Turin giants rediscovered their winning form 2-0 at home against Brescia.

"On a defensive level we have room for improvement".

Record 18-time winners Juventus take on AC Milan in the other semi-final on Thursday, again in the San Siro.

"Now we have to remain humble and focused, seeing as ahead of us there are so many matches full of pitfalls", Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi said.

Bjarnason blazed over the crossbar when the ball fell to him unmarked on the edge of the box moments before Cuadrado made sure of the victory, playing a neat one-two with Blaise Matuidi and applying a cool, dinked finish past Andrenacci from six yards out.

Inter Milan dropped from top spot to third - three points behind the eight-time reigning champions - after falling to just their second defeat of the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo was out of action as Juventus demolished relegation-threatened side Brescia 2-0 but Juve boss Maurizio Sarri has disclosed there is no cause for alarm.

The site visitors shed goalkeeper Enrico Alfonso to a head injury early, definition Lorenzo Andrenacci was contacted to make his Serie A launching, as well as their hopes of taping their initial win at Juventus in Serie A took an impact when Aye was revealed a 2nd yellow for barging over Aaron Ramsey.

Dybala curled the resulting free kick into the left side of the net from just outside the area.

Higuain had a late header disallowed for offside, while Rodrigo Bentancur and Dybala hit the woodwork late on.

Hellas Verona missed the chance to close in on fifth-placed Roma, who fell 2-1 at Atalanta on Saturday, with a goalless draw at Udinese.

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