Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi scored early as Juventus extended their perfect start to their Italian League title defense to six games with a 2-0 win over Bologna, as Roma ended their losing streak with a 4-0 success over promoted Frosinone.
The reigning champions have a maximum 18 points, three ahead of Napoli who beat Parma 3-0, with the top two set to go head-to-head in Turin on Saturday.
Lazio is third, a further three points adrift, after their fourth win on the trot 2-1 against Undines ahead of this weekend’s Roman derby against Roma.
Roma, meanwhile, eased the pressure on under-fire coach Eusebio Di Francesco achieving their first three points since their season-opener against Torino over a month ago.
In Turin, Dybala got a rare to start up front alongside superstar Cristiano Ronal do and lashed home his first goal of the season after 12 minutes. The Argentine had initially tied up Maatuidi but Lukasz Skorupski cleared the Frenchman’s effort before Dybala acrobatically turned the ball in himself. Five minutes later Matuidi got his chance to add a second following a Ronaldo cross, with the Portuguese forward having a shot cleared off the near post by Skorupski.
Ronaldo fired just wide five minutes from the whistle when he picked up Dybala’s through ball.
Dybala (11), Matuidi (16)
Lorenzo Insigne (4), Arek Milik (47, 84)
Cengiz Under (2), Javier Pastore (28), Stephan EI Shaarawy (35), Aleksandar Koarov (87)
Bram Nuytinck (80)
Francesco Acerbi (61), Joaquin Correa (66)
Krzysztof Piatek (42),
Goran Pandev (54)
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