With temperatures in excess of 90 degrees Fahrenheit, both Lazio and Juventus struggled early before the Serie A champions emerged in the second half with greater desire and more energy, creating scoring opportunities and dominating the game. Ultimately they also found a goal, with Sami Khedira scoring for the second straight game.
As a team that struggled defensively in preseason, it was reassuring to see Juve keep a clean sheet and play with confidence and composure at the back, despite the absence of Leonardo Bonucci. Mehdi Benatia made his league debut and integrated well, demonstrating his physicality and excellent reading of the game, which render him a perfect addition to the side.
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