ROME – Defending champions Juventus defeated Chievo 3-0 on Saturday to stay perfect into the third round of the 2017-2018 Serie A season.
The home victory is likely to give Juve confidence as they head into next Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Barcelona.
Juventus took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute on an own goal by Chievo’s Perparim Hetemaj.
Gonzalo Higuain scored the second goal for Juve in the 58th minute and Paulo Dybala added a third with seven minutes left in regulation.
With nine points, Juventus leads the Serie A table. Chievo is provisionally in 11th place with three points.