Nepal | January 23, 2021

Caicedo produces another late show to foil Juventus

reuters
Share Now:

ROME: Lazio substitute Felipe Caicedo scored in stoppage-time for the second week running to earn his side a 1-1 draw at home to Juventus in Serie A on Sunday after Cristiano Ronaldo had given the champions a first-half lead.

The Ecuadorean, who grabbed a 98th-minute winner at Torino last weekend and notched a late equaliser in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Zenit St Petersburg, levelled in the 94th minute to end Juve’s resistance after Lazio had dominated the second half.

Ronaldo had given the titleholders a 15th-minute lead with his sixth league goal of the season. He also hit the post and saw a free kick saved before halftime but was taken off in the second half after appearing to hurt his ankle.

Juventus have 13 points from seven games, three behind leaders AC Milan who host Verona later on Sunday. Lazio have 11 points.

Lazio were without leading scorer Ciro Immobile, midfielder Lucas Leiva and goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha amid reports that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Juan Cuadrado set up Juve’s goal with a run down the right and cross into the area which Ronaldo turned in from close range.

The Portuguese forward smacked another effort against the post after doing well to make space for a shot and saw a free kick brilliantly turned away by Pepe Reina in stoppage time.

Lazio dominated possession in the second half but the Juventus defence held out well and restricted them to a couple of half chances until Caicedo performed his speciality act.

Joaquin Correa weaved his way into the area and found Caicedo who scored with a shot on the turn to stun the visitors.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

US Ambassador Berry met with PM Oli to discuss Biden priorities  

KATHMANDU: US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry met with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to discuss President Biden’s top priorities, on Thursday evening. Issuing a press release, the US Embassy in Nepal stated, Ambassador Berry noted that the Biden administration wants to partner with Nepal and Read More...

Seven more fatalities take Nepal's Covid-19 death toll close to 2000 on Friday

KATHMANDU: Nepal's coronavirus death-toll has advanced to 1,986 with seven more fatalities reported on Friday. Globally, 2.1 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19 while more than 98 million people have been infected by the disease. Today, 302 new coronavirus cases surfaced after whi Read More...

Three cricketers leave for UAE to play T-10 League

KATHMANDU: Former captain of the men's National Cricket Team Paras Khadka along with Kushal Malla and Karan KC have left for UAE to play in the T-10 League Cricket Championship, on Thursday evening. The cricket championship is taking place from January 28 to February 6. Khadka would take on th Read More...

In Pictures: Thousands rally forth in mass protest in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, January 22 Large mass rallies were taken out today by the Dahal-Nepal faction of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) in Kathmandu Valley. See in the pictures are protesters in thousands walking the roads of the capital city to meet at a mass gathering. Also participating in the demon Read More...

302 new cases take nationwide Covid-19 tally to 268,948

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Friday reported 302 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 268,948. Of the total cases, 133 are females while 169 are males. In the last 24 hours, 112 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capi Read More...

Kathmandu valley logs 112 coronavirus infections Friday

KATHMANDU: On Friday, 112 individuals --53 women, 59 men --  were reported to have contracted the coronavirus infection in the Kathmandu valley. 90 of the 112 infections surfaced in Kathmandu while 13 and nine cases were detected in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, respectively. According to the data Read More...

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

WASHINGTON: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol ri Read More...

After big hack of US government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: President Joe Biden is hiring a group of national security veterans with deep cyber expertise, drawing praise from former defense officials and investigators as the US government works to recover from one of the biggest hacks of its agencies attributed to Russian spies. Read More...