Lazio coach Roberto Mancini praised his team after their 2-1 victory at Juventus maintained their 100% away record this season and kept the Rome club in second place in Serie A.
Despite Lazio’s financial troubles, Mancini’s side continue to impress on their travels and Sunday’s win, was seventh successive away win this season.
‘They are an extraordinary bunch of lads and the merit for this victory is entirely theirs,’ Mancini said after the game.
Two Stefano Fiore goals did the trick for the visitors after Pavel Nedved had given Juve the lead.
‘We should enjoy this moment because it is certainly no easy matter winning against Juventus in Turin,’ added Mancini.
‘We created a lot of chances in the first half and we should really have taken a lead in at the break but Buffon was outstanding,’ said Mancini.
Juve coach Marcello Lippi made no excuses for his side’s defeat saying his team had been second best.
‘Lazio played better than us, it’s as simple as that. They were more alert, more attentive and faster in every area so they deserved the win.
‘Maybe we could have got a draw out of this game but that wouldn’t change my analysis,’ said Lippi.
‘We have produced some excellent performances this season but this certainly wasn’t among them,’ added Lippi.
‘We are in a moment of difficulty but you go through these patches every season. The league table doesn’t worry me.
‘Of course it would be better to be higher up but the last few seasons have shown how teams can come from six, seven, eight or more points behind and win it in the end.
‘The road is long but we have to get back to work and start over again,’ added the Juventus coach.
Lazio lie second, just a point behind leaders Milan, who won 2-1 at Cono, courtesy of goals from Ambrosini and Shevchenko. Inter are thirdfollowing their 1-0 win over struggling Atalanta, while Chievo occupy the fourth Champions League spot, after a comfortable 3-0 win over relegation-threastened Piacenza.
Roma got back to winning ways, with a 3-0 win over Reggina but the victory came at a cost, with skipper Totti limping off in the first-half clutching his knee.
Elsewhhere, Roberto Baggio scored the 200th Serie A goal of his career from the penalty spot to help Brescia overcome Perugia 3-1.