Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain helped Juventus to seven points at the top of the Serie A after a 4-0 win over Lecce, who had 10 players, at the Allianz Stadium.
The loss of Fabio Lucioni who was sent off in the first half affected Lecce, who started the game well, to concede a brilliant finish from Dybala in the 53rd minute.
Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi should be blamed for their early game but Ronaldo later found his 23rd goal in the Serie A campaign this season with a penalty kick before assisting Higuain’s goal.
Matthijs de Ligt added a fourth goal to Lecce’s side for Maurizio Sarri’s side to extend their advantage over Lazio, who lost 2-3 to Atalanta in the first game, despite having one game in hand.
Andrea Rispoli kicked a missed volley as Juve nearly lost in the fourth minute.
Gabriel then kicked Adrien Rabiot in the distance and Ronaldo’s attempt to the right of Juventus regained control of the game.
Rodrigo Bentancur, who scored in the 100th place for Juve, overpowered Lucioni 40 yards ahead of the goal before the defending defense made it a point to land a red card.
Ronaldo, who made a short-range header from Dybala’s corner, joined Bernardeschi, who then kicked the ball high from the box.
Gabriel appeared to be the savior when he dropped Leonardo Bonucci’s header early in the second half, but he was helpless to block Dybala’s opening goal.
Evgen Shakhov’s delivery error was met by Ronaldo, who made the delivery for the Argentine striker with a left-footed attempt that led to the top corner of the opponent’s net.
Ronaldo lost his composure after an hour’s game when he scored a penalty kick which he followed after Luca Rossettini dropped.
The Portuguese star was about to add a third net in case Gabriel failed to deny his header but he cleverly made a heel cut by Higuain.
De Ligt then hit Douglas Costa’s corner kick for Juve to secure a comfortable victory.