During the subsequent half, Juventus defeated Lecce 4-0 to pull seven points clear at the top of Serie A with all their goals coming. The outcome also saw Juve posting their fifth straight clean sheet, their best two-year run, while Lecce has now surrendered 19 goals in only four games.
In Miralem Pjanic, Federico Bernardeschi and Blaise Matuidi who were missing five first-teamers including Diego Farias and Gianluca Lapadula, the Bianconeri went left-back against a Lecce side.
Lecce started brilliantly, without delivering anything concrete, however, Marco Mancosu constrained Wojciech Szczesny into a save from short proximity. The Bianconeri stretched out into the game regardless of being caught under lock and key, capitalizing on Lucioni’s red card and taking down Rodrigo Bentancur as the last man.
Gabriel, who was pleased to see Ronaldo send his post a kick overhead and daisy-cutter wide, commenced Adrien Rabiot’s rocket.
Ronaldo then rejected a heavenly chance to push the Old Lady forward, the unmarked No 7 heading inexplicably over the bar from two yards out. Bernardeschi had also been liable for lightening his lines from a similar spot, blazing minutes later over the Portuguese’s low cross.
The Salentini appeared to have the option to hold out earlier in the season as they did in the 1-1 draw between the sides yet Douglas Costa’s incorporation got Juve going. In spite of the fact that Costa didn’t score, he lit up the Old Lady’s attack as Dybala immediately twisted one into Gabriel ‘s season goal No 15 net rooftop.
Rossettini then stumbled over Ronaldo, who smashed the following penalty past Milan’s previous goalkeeper. Starting there on it was a case of damage limitation for Lecce, who appeared to yield each time the hosts hit. For his first appearance, Gonzalo Higuain came off the seat, since the restart and capped it with Juve’s third goal.
Ronaldo gave up adding to his total and became a dealer, teeing his backheel on No 9 for an energizing completion.
League leaders were given time for a fourth goal, as Matthijs de Ligt went to scramble home in a short corner.