With Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, the champions struggled to create any actual openings till Adrien Rabiot scored a uncommon Serie A aim, firing into the roof of the online from a decent angle six minutes earlier than the break to stage.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic virtually put Lazio again forward however was denied by the crossbar, and Juve capitalised by edging forward by a wonderful Morata end within the 57th minute.
Afterward, Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo mentioned he had reached an settlement with Ronaldo within the week main as much as Saturday’s match.
“He got here from eight or 9 consecutive video games, we made an settlement in the course of the week [for Ronaldo to be rested], it was already deliberate,” Pirlo, whose aspect will look to overturn a 2-1 deficit of their Champions League last-16 conflict with Porto on Wednesday, instructed Sky Sport Italia.
“Cristiano is an added worth, the boys have completed what they needed to do tonight with out him. Cristiano has already scored 20 targets, it was regular that others additionally scored.”
Lazio had been wanting snug with their first-half lead earlier than Rabiot’s equaliser, however the defending for Juve’s second was poor and Milinkovic-Savic’s clumsy sort out on Ramsey to concede the penalty for the third aim was useless.
“To win right here that you must be good and we did it up to now,” Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi mentioned. “We had an excellent match however with too many errors, and Juve doesn’t forgive.
“By taking part in like this however by limiting errors we are going to win once more.”
Milan and Inter are in motion on Sunday and Monday respectively.
A 3rd defeat in 4 league video games dented Lazio’s top-four hopes, with Inzaghi’s males down in seventh on 43 factors, six behind fourth-placed Atalanta.