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Five talking points from Lazio 3-1 Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo, SS Lazio v Juventus - Serie A
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal wasn’t enough to spare Juventus of a first defeat this season as Lazio emerged 3-1 winners in the Serie A.

Following some excellent team play, Cristiano Ronaldo tapped in a 25th-minute opener to put Juventus ahead of Lazio. Little did they know, though, was that would prove to be the only highlight of their Serie A clash.

Luiz Felipe set things in motion by heading in an equaliser during first-half injury time for Lazio. 

And Juan Cuadrado’s red card just over the hour-mark changed the tide of the game, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Felipe Caicedo scoring late on to seal an emphatic 3-1 victory for the hosts.

It leaves Simone Inzaghi’s side just three points behind reigning champions Juventus in third-place in the standings.

So, without further ado, we give you the five main talking points of Saturday night’s clash in the Italian capital.