'A team like ours cannot concede this many' – Leonardo Bonucci's …


‘A team like ours cannot concede this many goals’: Juventus captain Leonardo Bonucci warns team-mates to wise up in defence after falling to damaging 3-1 defeat at Lazio

  •  Juventus suffered their first defeat of the Serie A season away against Lazio
  •  The Bianconeri had taken a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal by Cristiano Ronaldo
  •  Lazio equalised with a Luiz Filipe header before Juan Cuadrado was then sent off
  •  Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Felipe Caicedo sealed the match late for the hosts

Leonardo Bonucci has criticised his team for the amount of goals they leak following a 3-1 away defeat to Lazio.

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'A team like ours cannot concede this many': Leonardo Bonucci's …

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The Italian defender captained his side as the Bianconeri suffered their first defeat of the season in all competitions despite taking the lead through a goal by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Luiz Filipe equalised before Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado was sent off for Maurizio Sarri’s side following a last-man challenge.  

'A team like ours cannot concede this many': Leonardo Bonucci's …

Leonardo Bonucci captained Juventus as they fell to their first defeat of the Serie A campaign

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (left) celebrates after his goal put Lazio ahead against Juventus

Lazio capitalised on their numberical advantage in the second half with goals by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Felipe Caicedo sealing the surprise victory. For Bonucci, the defeat must act as a wake-up call to the champions. 

‘We have to improve, that is obvious because a team like ours cannot concede this many goals,’ the captain told after the match. 

‘We must rediscover that ability to suffer in moments when we’re under pressure. It’s all well and good creating beautiful football, but we also need that determination and hunger to avoid conceding.

‘Our path is clear, it’s up to us to put it all on to the pitch.’ 

Juventus have now shipped five goals in two games and are second in the Serie A standings

Juventus who have won the last eight Serie A championships are currently second place in the table after 15 games so far.

The reigning champions have hit a rough patch with just one point from their last two league games and have shipped five goals after previously drawing 2-2 with Sassuolo. 

Before Lazio’s game they had the chance to go top of the league following Inter Milan’s goalless draw against Roma on Friday night.

With the loss in Rome, Juventus remain two points behind Antonio Conte’s side.