AC Milan suffered their joint-biggest Serie A defeat at Atalanta; Atletico Madrid beat Actual Betis in La Liga
Final Up to date: 22/12/19 10:09pm
Lazio beat Juventus 3-1 on Sunday to win the Italian Tremendous Cup for a fifth time amid a background of protests and political outrage on the recreation being held in Saudi Arabia.
Senad Lulic scored within the 73rd minute for Lazio after Juve’s Paulo Dybala had cancelled out Luis Alberto’s opener at Riyadh’s King Saud College Stadium.
Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur was then dismissed for a second bookable offence, and from the ensuing free-kick, Danilo Cataldi sealed the end in stoppage time.
It was the second time in three years that Lazio had crushed Juventus within the Tremendous Cup. The capital aspect had additionally gained 3-1 when the 2 golf equipment met in Serie A two weeks in the past in what was Maurizio Sarri’s solely earlier defeat as Juventus coach.
Lazio took the lead within the 16th minute when Lulic crossed for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on the again submit, and he lower it again for Alberto to fireside into the roof of the web.
Sarri had once more began with the attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain and the primary two mixed for the equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
Dybala turned within the rebound from shut vary after Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha may solely parry Ronaldo’s effort.
However Lazio captain Lulic helped to win the match with a splendid volley on the again submit after Marco Parolo had nodded on Manuel Lazzari’s cross.
Serie A: AC Milan thrashed by Atalanta
In Serie A on Sunday, Atalanta handed AC Milan their joint-biggest defeat within the competitors as they went down 5-Zero in Bergamo.
Alejandro Gomez scored a surprising particular person objective and Josip Ilicic notched a second-half brace, with Mario Pasalic and Luis Muriel the opposite scorers.
It was the fourth time Milan have misplaced a Serie A match by a five-goal margin and the primary since 1998. Atalanta climb to fifth on the desk on 31 factors, whereas Milan are 10th.
Elsewhere, Mario Balotelli’s opener was cancelled out by Alberto Grassi’s objective as Parma had been held to 1-1 draw by Brescia.
La Liga: Actual lose floor after Bilbao stalemate
Actual Madrid slipped up at residence to Athletic Bilbao, with the 0-Zero draw on the Santiago Bernabeu that means Barcelona stay two factors clear on the high of La Liga.
Gareth Bale was a second-half substitute, and regardless of Zinedine Zidane’s aspect having 20 makes an attempt on objective, they might not breach Bilbao’s resolute defence.
In the meantime, Angel Correa scored one and arrange one other as Atletico Madrid overcame Actual Betis 2-1 away from residence.
Atletico’s first victory in six league video games on the street left it in fourth place, seven factors off leaders Barcelona.
Actual Sociedad withstood an tried comeback by 10-man Osasuna to earn a 4-Three away victory that saved them one level behind Atletico in fifth place.
Espanyol misplaced 2-Zero at Leganes in a conflict between the underside two groups within the league.