Serie A champions Juventus suffered a shocking 0-2 defeat against Cagliari in their penultimate league match of the season. First-half goals from Luca Gagliano and Giovanni Simeone were enough for the mid-table team to win their last home match of the season.
Cagilari took to the offensive mode right from the initial whistle. Their ploy strategy paid dividends within just eight minutes when Gagilano sent a delivery from Federico Mattiello into the back of the net.
Gagilano was at the heart of the matter when he assisted Simeone who then scored the other goal of the night and doubled the lead for the hosts in the second minute of first-half’s stoppage time.
Despite a two-goal lead, the star-studded Juventus team failed to reciprocate their opponents’ determination in the second half and the endured their fifth league defeat of the season.
However, the result did not affect the Maurizio Sarri-managed side. Juventus were already crowneda the Serie A champions for the 2019-20 season when they registered a 2-0 defeat against Sampdoria earlier this week.
With 83 points, Juventus have a lead of four points over second-placed Inter Milan. In their final match of the Serie A season the Old Lady will play AS Roma.
On the other hand, Lazio kept their hopes of securing a second-place finish alive after beating already-relegated Brescia 2-0. Joaquin Correa and Ciro Immobile saw the back of the net at the Olimpico Stadium.
Lazio are currently placed at fourth with 78 points from 37 matches. Atlanta with the same number of points hold the third spot, while Inter Milan occupy the second place with 79 points.
The home team took the lead in the 18th minute of the contest when Correa scored off an assist from Immobile. The former paid the debt in the 82nd minute as he provided Immobile for the latter’s 35th Serie A goal of the season.
With the second-half strike against Brescia, Immobile looks all settled to win the Golden Boot for the highest scorer award over Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 31 so far.
With one more match remaining, the Lazio striker can also equal or break Gonzalo Higuain’s record of 36 goals in a season. Higuain had achieved the feat while playing for Napoli in the 2015-16 season.