HomeSerie AUnder-pressure Juventus cruise to 4-0 win over Empoli

Under-pressure Juventus cruise to 4-0 win over Empoli

Soccer Football – Serie A – Juventus v Empoli – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – October 21, 2022 Juventus’ Moise Kean in action with Empoli’s Koni De Winter REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) – Two goals by midfielder Adrien Rabiot helped Juventus crush Empoli 4-0 at the Allianz Stadium on Friday, as Massimiliano Allegri’s team won two consecutive Serie A games for the first time this season.

Forward Moise Kean put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute when he tapped in a beautiful cross from Filip Kostic.

Weston McKennie doubled Juve’s advantage shortly after halftime when Juan Cuadrado sent in a great pass and the U.S. international headed the ball into the roof of the net.

Rabiot took advantage of another precise cross from Cuadrado to make it 3-0 with a header in the 82nd minute and the Frenchman completed the rout in stoppage time.

Juventus moved up one place to seventh on 19 points, one above Inter who travel to Fiorentina on Saturday.

Empoli stayed 11th in the standings.

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)