Juventus tops Serie A again as Genoa holds Napoli

Juventus bounced back from their derby defeat to Inter Milan by cruising to a 4-0 victory against Caligari to top the Serie A table once more.

Defender Daniele Rugani opened the scoring by reacting fast to tap in past Marco Storari after the keeper saved from Gonzalo Higuain’s volley.

Juve record-signing Higuain also got his name on the scoresheet in the 34th minute when he fired home the rebound after Marco Storari blocked Miralem Pjanic’s effort.

Former Barca Dani Alves added a third six minutes later with his first for Juve, lashing the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box after being picked out by a Pjanic corner.

After being forced to replace veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon at half time due to injury, Juve added to their tally in the 83rd minute when Luca Ceppitelli deflected the ball past Storari into his own net.

Their result lifted them to the helm of Serie A as previous leader Napoli was held by Genoa.

Higuain’s previous club could not find the net despite dominating possession and were left ruing two penalty appeals that were turned down.

Marek Hamsik struck the woodwork as Maurizio Sarri’s side were forced to settle for just a point away, with a foul on Arkadiusz Milik in the box and Lucas Ocampos’s handball going unpunished.

“We commanded the match for 85 minutes,” Sarri said after the game. “It does disappoint me that I am the one who always has to talk about it, but we should’ve had two penalties.”

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