MILAN — Juventus cruised to a 4-1 victory over 10-man Lazio in Serie A as the defending Italian champions inflicted another one-sided defeat on the Rome club on Saturday.
Lazio was looking to avenge its 4-0 loss to Juventus in the Italian Super Cup two weeks ago, but two excellent finishes from Arturo Vidal sent Juventus on its way.
Miroslav Klose reduced the deficit with his first goal against Juventus, but Mirko Vucinic restored the home side's two-goal advantage shortly after halftime.
Lazio played nearly 30 minutes with 10 men after Hernanes was sent off for a second yellow card. Carlos Tevez, who earlier hit the crossbar, scored his third goal in three games.
Napoli, last year's runner-up, beat Chievo Verona 4-2. Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Serie A goal to help his team maintain its perfect start under new coach Rafa Benitez. Higuain started despite having had eight stitches to his face after injuring himself by diving off a boat onto a rock on Monday.