Juventus beats Lazio in cup, will face Inter in semis
TURIN, Italy (AP) — The Italian Cup is giving Juventus a respite from its Serie A troubles.
Bremer’s first-half goal was enough to put Juventus into the semifinals of the competition with a 1-0 win over Lazio on Thursday, setting up a meeting with Inter Milan in a rematch of last year’s final.
Juventus broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime when Bremer took advantage of poor goalkeeping from Luís Maximiano to head in a cross from Filip Kostić.
Juventus came into the match on the back of a 2-0 loss at home to Monza in the league. That was preceded by a draw against Atalanta and a hefty 5-1 loss at Napoli.
Its poor run of results and a 15-point penalty for false accounting has left it just 10 points above the Serie A relegation zone.
Juventus has won the Italian Cup a record 14 times, however, and also beat Lazio 3-0 in the league in November.
The other semifinal pits Fiorentina against Cremonese, which surprisingly eliminated Roma on Wednesday. The two-legged semifinals take place in April.
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