Injury-time goal gives new Lazio coach Tudor winning debut over former club Juventus

Sat, Mar 30, 2024
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Injury-time goal gives new Lazio coach Tudor winning debut over former club Juventus

ROME (AP) - A stoppage-time goal by Lazio defender Adam Marusic downed Juventus 1-0 and gave coach Igor Tudor a winning debut in Serie A on Saturday.

Marusic headed home a last-gasp cross by substitute Matteo Guendouzi to secure the victory in Rome.

Lazio rose past defending champion Napoli into seventh place, while Juventus was left in third place with just one win in nine rounds.

Tudor replaced Maurizio Sarri two weeks ago before the international break. As a player, Tudor helped Juventus win Italian titles in 2002 and 2003 while making 112 career appearances in the league for the team from Turin.

NAPOLI TAKES KNEE

Napoli players took a knee before their 3-0 loss to Atalanta in a public show of support for teammate Juan Jesus. The gesture came after a sports judge ruled Inter Milan defender Francesco Acerbi will not face sanctions for allegedly racially abusing Jesus, who is Black, in a Serie A match because there wasn't enough proof.

Atalanta, at sixth place, boosted its chances for a Champions League berth.

Aleksei Miranchuk and Gianluca Scamacca took advantage of some timid defending by Napoli to give Atalanta a two-goal lead before halftime at Diego Maradona Stadium. Teun Koopmeiners completed the win with a late goal for the visitors.

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Napoli had back-to-back chances to get back in the game early in the second half when Piotr Zielinski hit the post seconds before Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi pushed Victor Osimhen's attempt onto the other post.

"We are too fragile. Today we paid for an attitude that left us vulnerable," Napoli coach Francesco Calzona said. "We must be more solid."

OTHER RESULTS

Torino forward Antonio Sanabria converted a penalty midway through the second half to down Monza 1-0. Monza finished with 10 men after Mateo Pessina got a second booking shortly after his team fell behind.

Relegation-threatened Frosinone drew at Genoa 1-1 after Reinier canceled out Albert Gu­mundsson's opener for the hosts.

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