After 90 minutes,it was Juventus 4 and Lecce 0 at the Allians Arena as Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri finally gotten their first win after the COVID-19 break.
10 man Lecce were thrashed by the old ladies as Cristiano Ronaldo contributed in two of the goals- assisting Paulo Dybala on the first goal on the 53rd minute and scored from the penalty spot after being fouled in the opponent’s box 9 minute after. The visitors went one man down as Fabio Lucioni got a straight red card for a clumsy challenge half way into the first half thereby leaving the visitors with a mountain to climb.
The Turin side dominated possession throughout, and though Lecce bravely tried to play the ball out from the back to mount attacks of their own, they struggled to get out of their own half.
The portuguese striker also set up Higuain who came in as a substitute with a clever back heel and the Argentine wasted no time converting it into a goal at the 83rd minute , while ex-Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt closed the day with a header from a long range Douglas Costa’s cross to make it the fourth goal.
Juventus, going all in for their ninth successive Serie A title moved to 69 points after 28 games, leaving Lazio who has a match in hand with seven points clear.
And as for Lecce, they remained third bottom on 25 points,behind Genoa on goal difference and one point adrift of Sampdoria in 16th spot.