Serie A roundup: Juve ease to win; Belotti, De Ketelaere end goal droughts

Serie A roundup: Juve ease to win; Belotti, De Ketelaere end goal droughts
Serie A roundup: Juve ease to win; Belotti, De Ketelaere end goal droughts

Juventus got their Serie A season off to a perfect start with Sunday’s 3-0 stroll at Udinese which suggested they will be in the title mix, while Lecce struck twice late to beat last year’s runners-up Lazio 2-1.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juve did all the damage in the first half with an early strike from Federico Chiesa, Dusan Vlahovic’s penalty and a header from Adrien Rabiot just before the break.

The away side then sat on their lead and comfortably held out for the win, and the return to form of injury-prone Chiesa will give Juve a boost as they try to bounce back from last season’s scandals.

Points deductions over transfer irregularities led to Juve finishing seventh last term and then a ban from European football by governing body UEFA.

Without continental competition and with a fit squad Juve have been tipped to challenge for the Scudetto, and on Sunday’s evidence they will be a tough team to beat.

With 84 minutes gone at Lecce Ciro Immobile’s 197th Lazio g

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