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Juventus downs Lecce 4-1, maintains unbeaten record

Juventus downs Lecce 4-1, maintains unbeaten record

Valeri Bojinov scored twice Saturday to help Juventus beat Lecce 4-1 and maintain its unbeaten record in Serie B.
The 20-year-old Bojinov, who is Juventus' third-choice striker, scored in the 64th and 74th minutes. Raffaele Palladino and substitute Paolo De Ceglie scored two goals in injury time.
Juventus has 24 points and is in second place after being docked nine points for its part in a match-fixing scandal. Napoli, which beat Pescara 1-0, leads with 25 points. Lecce is 16th with 14 points.
The Turin club had 12 players unavailable and was forced to field an inexperienced team. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (disqualified), captain Alessandro Del Piero, David Trezeguet and Cristiano Zanetti (all injured) were missing.
Lecce was the better side in the first hour and scored in the 62nd minute when forward Pablo Daniel Osvaldo tapped in right back Angelo's cross.
But Bojinov beat Lecce goalkeeper Francesco Benussi from long range after a defensive error. He added his second with a curling free kick from the edge of the area.
Lecce defender Souleymane Diamoutene was sent off for a second yellow card in the 68th.
Palladino scored his second goal in as many games off an assist from Italy midfielder Mauro Camoranesi. De Ceglie beat Benussi from a tight angle.
Juventus is now 10-3-0.
In Serie A, AC Milan faced Messina and Chievo Verona hosted Udinese later Saturday.


Updated : 2021-10-16 19:55 GMT+08:00