From Dybala's winner to more records being set, here are the top five talking points from Juve's 1-0 win over Lazio.
Lazio-Juve: Talking Points
Of course, this list couldn’t start with anything else other than that dramatic winner from La Joya! With the game looking on course to be heading for a 0-0 draw, in the final seconds Dybala received the ball on the edge of the Lazio area, before nutmegging a defender to run into the box and holding off a challenge to fire past Thomas Strakosha to win the match for the Bianconeri!
Since returning from a spell out on the sidelines, the game in Rome marked the first time that Dybala had completed 90 minutes of Serie A action since 30th December 2017 against Hellas Verona. Which was also the date of his last Serie A goals, again proving to be the match winner scoring twice five minutes apart to help hand Juve a 3-1 win.
The 1-0 victory over Lazio marked Juve’s seventh successive league cleansheet, meaning that in 2018 the Bianconeri have yet to concede a single league goal. And now Buffon and Szczesny between them have been able to keep out Cagliari, Genoa, Chievo, Sassuolo, Fiorentina, Torino and Lazio since the turn of the year. Juventus remain the only side in the top five major European leagues yet to concede a goal this year.
Continuing their own record best in Serie A, Juve have now netted at least once away from home for their 28th consecutive game. In addition, the result means that the Old Lady have matched their record best eight league away wins in a row, which they set in 2016. Lastly, this match was Juve’s 13th without defeat in the capital.
With the Bianconeri now returning to Turin with all three points, the team can now focus their attention on their upcoming Champions League Last 16 second leg tie against Tottenham on Wednesday. No doubt the best preparation for Massimiliano Allegri’s men will be winning in a difficult place such as Rome, in anticipation of taking to the Wembley pitch. Finally, a great player like Paulo Dybala could be all the difference in a key tie such as this, so his match-winning goal will be just the right confidence booster heading into the game.