Result: Lazio earn Juventus draw with late goal

Stefano Mauri scores late for Lazio to earn them a 1-1 draw against Juventus in Turin in their Coppa Italia semi-final first-leg tie.

Juventus have been held to a 1-1 draw by Lazio at home in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final tie.

Federico Peluso's goal in the second half was cancelled out by Stefano Mauri's late strike for the visitors.

Juve forward Federico Peluso celebrates his Coppa Italia strike against Lazio on January 22, 2013© AP Photos

Lazio could have conceded in the very first minute had Federico Marchetti not been alert to a quick Claudio Marchisio attempt.

Leonardo Bonucci and Paul Pogba then went close for Juventus, who dominated proceedings in the opening minutes.

Michael Ciani's header went just wide for Lazio, before Bianconeri goalkeeper Marco Storari almost made a howler from an easy catch.

Lazio grew in confidence as the first half progressed and could have broken the deadlock on 35 minutes had Andrea Barzagli not been able to prevent Mauri from tapping in a loose ball from just yards out.

However, Juventus started the second half the better of the two sides as Alessandro Matri forced Marchetti into a good save in the opening minutes.

Peluso eventually broke the deadlock for the Bianconeri on 63 minutes when he headed in Emanuele Giaccherini's cross from close range.

It almost became 2-0 to the home side just minutes later when Arturo Vidal's shot from close range came off the post.

Lazio eventually scored the equaliser with five minutes of normal time left on the clock, Mauri placing a loose ball inside the Juventus goal from close range.

Juventus Federico Peluso during his debut against Sampdoria on January 6, 2013
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