THE BALL – Jovane Cabral makes his Lazio debut with a draw (Italy)

Cape Verdean striker Jovane Cabral, on loan from Sporting to Lazio, made his debut in the match of the 35th and penultimate round of Serie A, by the biancocelestiin the draw, two balls away, during the visit to the Juventus pitch.

The player, on loan until the end of the season from the Lions, gave way, in the 52nd minute, to the experienced Spanish international striker Pedro Rodríguez, in what was his return to competition and his first match after 11 consecutive appearances from the bench. Lazio.

To date, Jovane Cabral has only played two games under coach Maurizio Sarri: he came on six minutes from time in the 2-1 loss at the Estádio do Dragão against FC Porto and in the next match, the 26th round. In the 6th round of Serie A, he came off the bench at 66′, also on the outside, with Udinese, a match that ended in a 1-1 draw.

As for Monday’s match, Juventus even got off to a very good start and entered half-time winning 2-0, with goals from Dusan Vlahovic (10′) and Álvaro Morata (36′), however, in second half, the former Brazilian from FC Porto started – back, Alex Sandro, scored in his own net (51′) and at 90’+6, the Serbian midfielder Milinkovic-Savic, established the final result, which left Lazio in 5th place, three points ahead of Roma, led by José Mourinho and where the Portuguese Rui Patrício and Sérgio Oliveira play.

With one game remaining, Lazio must achieve the same result as Roma to secure 5th place: they have a disadvantage in the direct confrontation with yellow and red (3-2 victory and 0-3 defeat) and, on the other hand, a 12-goal advantage over Roma in the event of a tie.

Results of the 37th round:


Empoli-Salernitana, 1-1

Hellas Verona-Turin, 0-1

Udinese-Spezia, 2-3

Rome-Venice, 1-1


Bologna-Sassuolo, 1-3

Napoli-Genoa, 3-0

Milan-Atalanta, 2-0

Cagliari-Inter, 1-3


Sampdoria-Fiorentina, 4-1

Juventus-Lazio, 2-2

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