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Serie A Matchday 2: Juventus lose at home to Empoli, Lazio thrash Spezia 6-1

Serie A Matchday 2: Juventus lose at home to Empoli, Lazio thrash Spezia 6-1

Ciro Immobile hits hat-trick in Lazio’s 6-1 win over Spezia, while Juventus got off to the worst possible start after losing Cristiano Ronaldo, as they were beaten at home by Empoli on Saturday evening.

Immobile’s hat-trick helped Lazio to a 6-1 thrashing of Spezia as the Rome club made it two wins from two games at the start of the new season. Daniele Verdi had put Spezia ahead in the fourth minute at Stadio Olimpico, but Immobile replied only a minute later, putting Lazio ahead on 15 minutes later. The Italian forward missed a penalty in first-half stoppage time but scored his third goal with a header from the resulting corner. Felipe Anderson, Elseid Hysaj and Luis Alberto added second-half goals for Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Empoli won 0-1 against Juventus, with the only goal of the game coming midway through the first half. After half-time, the Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri responding by introducing firepower in the form of Álvaro Morata, Dejan Kulusevski and new signing Manuel Locatelli from the substitutes’ bench. However, even with all that firepower on the pitch, they created few openings of note.

Elsewhere, Fiorentina defeated Torino 2-1, with Dusan Vlahovic scoring what proved to be the winner in the 70th minute, while Atalanta missed a host of chances as they drew 0-0 at home against Bologna.

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