Dusan Vlahovic struck twice as Juventus beat Lazio 3-1 at the Allianz Stadium to briefly climb top of Serie A.
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10' GOAL! Juventus 1-0 Lazio (Dusan Vlahovic)
26' GOAL! Juventus 2-0 Lazio (Chiesa)
64' GOAL! Juventus 2-1 Lazio (Alberto)
67' GOAL! Juventus 3-1 Lazio (Dusan Vlahovic)
The Serbia striker and Federico Chiesa gave Juve a 2-0 interval lead and after Luis Alberto had pulled one back for the visitors, Vlahovic produced another emphatic finish.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side, without the suspended Paul Pogba following his recent positive drugs test, have leapfrogged Inter and AC Milan into top spot ahead of their derby clash at 5pm.
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Juve went straight on the offensive and Filip Kostic’s angled drive was palmed away by Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel before Vlahovic slammed home Manuel Locatelli’s superb cross at the near post in the 10th minute.
The goal stood after VAR had checked whether the ball had gone into touch during the build-up.
Kostic forced Provedel into another save and successive headers from Weston McKennie and Vlahovic were narrowly off target as Juve continued to threaten.
Daichi Kamada had Lazio’s first shot on target in the 25th minute, which was held by Wojciech Szczesny and the visitors fell 2-0 behind less than 60 seconds later.
Federico Chiesa, right, celebrates with Dusan Vlahovic after firing Juve into a two-goal lead
Adrien Rabiot tried to make room for a shot inside the penalty area and the ball broke for Chiesa, who buried an emphatic finish into the bottom corner.
Fabio Miretti was a fraction away from adding a third with aRead on m.allfootballapp.com