Juventus loss opens title race as Lazio enters the fray

MILAN (AP) — A two-team battle for the Serie A title has suddenly become a three-team race.

Before last weekend, Inter Milan was trying to prevent Juventus from winning a record-extending ninth straight league title. But Lazio handed Juventus its first loss of the season to enter the fray.

Lazio recovered from an early goal from Cristiano Ronaldo to win 3-1 and move to within three points of second-place Juventus. The Rome club is five points behind Inter after the league leaders were held to a 0-0 draw by Roma.

“We were focused and perfect, and managed to beat a great team,” Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi said after Saturday’s match. “But we have been doing well
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