Lazio 0 – Juventus 1
It wasn’t a classic by any means, but Juventus picked up one of their most important wins of the season on Saturday.
Juventus started gameweek 27 of the Serie A season a point behind Napoli.
And it looked like Juve were about to drop two more points in the league as the Lazio seemed to be heading for a draw.
But in the final minute of the game, Argentine forward Paulo Dybala scored a stunning winner for the Bianconeri.
It’s worth noting that Dybala’s effort was Juve’s only shot on target in the Lazio game.
He snatches a late winner for Juventus!
Gianluigi Buffon even ran to the other end of the pitch to celebrate with his team 😂
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Paulo Dybala after Lazio
Dybala has only recently returned from injury. Indeed, the Lazio game was his first start since coming back into the team.
After the Lazio match, Dybala was asked about his fitness with Tottenham coming up on Wednesday. He replied:
I didn’t know if I was meant to play 90 minutes, as it was my first start and we have a big game on Wednesday. The Coach asked me how I was feeling, I felt good, and got the goal at the last minute.
We must improve our technique in London and come out stronger in the first half. We were in better physical shape than Lazio tonight, as they played 120 minutes against Milan midweek.
— Superfly Videomaker (@Superfly_Video) March 3, 2018
Tottenham vs Huddersfield
The last-gasp Juventus win is a perfect tonic for Max Allegri’s side before the Tottenham game.
As for Spurs, they beat Huddersfield 2-0 at Wembley on Saturday in the Premier League.
The star of the show for Tottenham was South Korean international Son Heung min.
Son scored both goals, one in each half, to kill of the Terriers and push Mauricio Pochettino’s men up to third.
He’s now scored 15 goals for Tottenham in all competitions this season.
Tottenham are on a 17-match unbeaten run heading into the Juventus second-leg.