Lazio are the winners of the Supercoppa Italiana 2019 after a well-executed tactical battle over Juventus.

The team took advantage of their opportunities and exposed Juve’s weak areas, whilst being balanced at the back. Bianconeri’ midfield uncertainty showed up and it cost them a lot.

This tactical analysis aims to break down both team’s tactics and see how Lazio outwitted their opponent to get the trophy.


The teams’ starting XI’s

Maurizio Sarri opted for his favoured formation this season – 4-3-1-2. Wojciech Szczęsny was positioned on the goalkeeping spot with Alex Sandro, Leonardo Bonucci, Merih Demiral and Mattia De Sciglio as support. This season’s problematic area, the midfield, contained Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanić and Rodrigo Bentancur. Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo formed the front duo, having Paulo Dybala roaming behind and around them, contributing to the usual forward player rotations.

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Juventus’ 4-3-1-2

Simone Inzaghi set the team up in a 3-5-2 formation in possession. The goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha was covered by Ştefan Radu, Francesco Acerbi and one of the best performers of the night Luiz Felipe. The fully packed midfield, that was crucial for stopping Juventus’ attacking attempts included Senad Lulić, Luis Alberto, Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinković-Savić and Manuel Lazzari. Upfront the coach lined up his top goalscorers this season Ciro Immobile and Joaquín Correa.

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