Serie A

August 31, 2013



4 - 1


Serie A

18:45 +00:00, August 31, 2013

Juventus Stadium

Vidal double seals Juve victory

#INSERT type:image caption: Arturo Vidal scored two for Juventus as they downed Lazio. END#

Arturo Vidal scored twice as Serie A champions Juventus cruised to a 4-1 victory over 10-man Lazio at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday night.

Vidal's brace had the home side 2-0 up after 26 minutes, only for Miroslav Klose to halve the deficit two minutes later.

Mirko Vucinic stretched Juve's lead four minutes into the second half, though, before Hernanes was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence just after the hour mark and Carlos Tevez completed the scoring 10 minutes from time.

In the other game in the Italian top flight on Saturday, Marek Hamsik bagged a brace as Napoli overcame stubborn Chievo 4-2 to register their second league win from two games.

Napoli twice took the lead in the first half through Hamsik and Jose Callejon, but were pegged back by Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi on both occasions.

However, they did not look back after Hamsik helped the Partenopei re-take the lead once more and Gonzalo Higuain made sure there was no way back by notching his first goal in Serie A following his big-money summer move from Real Madrid.

Scoring Summary

Juventus Lazio
Arturo Vidal (14')Miroslav Klose (28')
Arturo Vidal (26') 
Mirko Vucinic (49') 
Carlos Tevez (80')