Inzaghi happy with win, receives praise from Sarri
Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup
SHOWS: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (DECEMBER 22, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAZIO MANAGER, SIMONE INZAGHI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "I don't know.
Juventus is a big team and in the last two years they only lost two matches, both of them against Lazio.
Also they managed to qualified for the champions league (last 16).
Today Juventus played the match with less performance (than) in the league match and we are happy and glad to win against them." 2.
WHITE FLASH 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS MANAGER, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "I don't think Lazio is our bogey team.
They are now in a high level of fitness but, when we play against them later things will change.
But, if we play against them and they are with this amount of fitness and spirit then it will be hard for any team to beat them." STORY: Lazio beat Juventus 3-1, their second win over the Turin giants in little more than two weeks, to win the Italian Supercup on Sunday (December 22), the annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions.
Second-half goals from Senad Lulic and Danilo Cataldi won the match which was being played in Saudi Arabia for the second year running.
Lazio also beat Juventus 3-1 in Serie A on Dec.
7, handing their opponents their first defeat under coach Maurizio Sarri.
Lazio, the Coppa Italia victors, went ahead after 17 minutes when Sergei Milinkovic-Savic laid the ball off for Luis Alberto to fire into the net.
Paulo Dybala levelled for the Serie A champions at the end of the first-half from a rebound after Cristiano Ronaldo's shot was parried by Thomas Strakosha.
Juventus seemed to be in control in the second half and Ronaldo was close with a shot which went just over but they were caught out when Marco Parolo's cross flew across the face of goal and Lulic volleyed in at the far post in the 73rd minute.
Juventus had midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur sent off in stoppage time and Cataldi curled the resulting free kick into the net with the last action of the game.
The Supercup final is often played abroad and has also been hosted in China, the United States, Libya and Qatar.