Juventus midfielder Pjanic: We were too sluggish for Supercoppa defeat

Lazio beat Juventus 3-1 to win Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

Sarri said: "I have a positive record against Lazio, and I don't think that the players will be influenced by these two games". Also they managed to qualified for the champions league (last 16).

Meanwhile, Lazio's midfielder Senad Lulic said: "It's a pleasure for us to play here against a strong opponent like Juventus, one of the best in Italy and overseas".

Paulo Dybala levelled just before the break after a shot from Ronaldo was parried into his path by Lazio's Albanian goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

Lazio regained the lead in the 73rd minute after Senad Lulic fired home from close-range after the Old Lady went to sleep at the back with the supply from Parolo.

The loss in Saudi Arabia got here regardless of Ronaldo, Dybala and Higuain beginning collectively once more, as that they had in wins over Udinese and Sampdoria.

Juve had Rodrigo Bentancur sent off in injury time, and Danilo Cataldi curled home the resulting free-kick for Lazio.

Lazio won the previous Supercoppa clash in 2017, while they are also the only opponents to defeat Maurizio Sarri's team this season, overturning a first-half deficit to prevail 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico at the start of the month.

"There is disappointment, because we really wanted to win this trophy", Pjanic told reporters in the mixed zone.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juve in the most recent clash with Lazio, the Portugal forward's strike part of a productive December in terms of goals.



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