Juventus 3-0 Lazio: Kean at the double as Bianconeri record sixth straight Serie A win

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Moise Kean scored twice as Juventus leapfrogged Lazio into third place in Serie A after a 3-0 victory at the Allianz Stadium.

Starting up front in Dusan Vlahovic's continued injury absence, Kean opened the scoring just before half-time with a neat 20-yard lob.

The in-form Italy international then netted his fifth goal in as many games in the 54th minute to make sure of Massimiliano Allegri's side's sixth successive league win – the margin widened further by Arkadiusz Milik's late third.

Victory maintained Juve's hold over Lazio – who have won only two of the past 36 editions of this fixture – and ensured the Bianconeri carry momentum into the World Cup break.

Kean was a threat from the outset, drilling just wide of the far post.

Nicolo Fagioli then called Ivan Provedel into action from distance, while Milik brilliantly controlled a long ball before bending a 20-yard effort marginally wide of the target.

The hosts broke through two minutes before half-time. Adrien Rabiot robbed Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of possession before his precise lofted ball found Kean, who neatly lifted over the advancing Provedel.

Lazio arrived in Turin having conceded just one away league goal this season, but Provedel was beaten again nine minutes after the restart, with Kean tucking into an empty net after the Biancocelesti goalkeeper parried Filip Kostic's initial effort.

The visitors struggled to pose a genuine threat at the other end. Wojciech Szczesny comfortably saved tame efforts from Luis Alberto and Pedro, before Milik turned home Federico Chiesa's inviting centre to cap a fine Juve win.

What does it mean? Six on the spin for Juve

Both sides occupy the top four heading into the World Cup break, although Juve are certainly the team in form.

Indeed, Allegri's men have now won four straight home league games for the first time since March 2021, scoring 12 times during that span without conceding. They have not conceded in any of their six consecutive wins home and away.

Clinical Kean

Following his first Serie A brace since March 2019, Kean has now scored as many goals in his past four appearances as in his previous 38.

His two strikes – meaning he has scored in successive Italian top-flight matches for the first time since April 2019 – came from game-high tallies of four shots and three on target.

Bittersweet day for Kostic

Kostic produced an impressive display on the left flank, creating a game-high four chances.

The Serbia international's sole powerful shot led to Kean's second goal, too, although he limped off injured in the 64th minute and will hope it is nothing too serious ahead of the World Cup later this month.

Key Opta Facts

– Juventus have kept a clean sheet in six consecutive Serie A games for the first time since December 2018, also under Allegri.
– Chiesa has been involved in a Serie A goal for the first time since January 9 (assist against Roma), a wait of 308 days.
– Juventus are now the team against whom Maurizio Sarri has lost the most games as a coach in Serie A (seven out of 11, W2 D2).

What's next?

Both sides are on their travels when they return to action on January 4, as Juventus are away at Cremonese while Lazio head to Lecce.