Juventus beat Chievo 3-0 in their final match before facing Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday morning.
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Omnisport
10 Sep 2017 - 8:40 AM  UPDATED 10 Sep 2017 - 8:40 AM

The Serie A champions record against Chievo is very one-sided, with 21 wins and only one defeat in 29 meetings following Sunday morning's Turin triumph, but fortune played a part in this win with Perparim Hetemaj's 17th-minute own goal breaking the deadlock.

Massimiliano Allegri's side doubled their lead just before the hour mark when Gonzalo Higuain providing the emphatic finish courtesy of a Miralem Pjanic assist. 

Paulo Dybala came off the bench to score his fifth goal in three top-flight games, ensuring there was no way back for Chievo.

The win was diminished when Mario Mandzukic forced off with an injury as Juve made it three out of three in the Serie A as they turn their attentions to the Champions League final, seeking to rectify last season's final loss.

Pjanic afforded Mandzukic the first chance of the match with the Croatian powering his half-volley over the crossbar from the edge of the box and were given a helping hand to move ahead when Hetemaj headed Pjanic's teasing free-kick past his own keeper.

Chievo tried to counter with Manuel Pucciarelli dragging his effort well wide, before Sorrentino made a smart stop from Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross-cum-shot at the other end.

Wojciech Szczesny, starting in place of Gianluigi Buffon, was called into action to keep out Ivan Radovanovic's low drive from a set-piece, before Pucciarelli was again involved, forcing the Poland keeper to his right as Chievo showed their threat in attack once more just prior to the break.

Higuain who was next on the scoresheet with Pjanic finding the former Real Madrid striker, who blasted a powerful finish beyond Sorrentino.

Dybala, subbed on early in the second period, made his presence felt, sending a 70th-minute attempt skidding just wide of the target following some fine footwork before getting his name on the scoresheet when he slid a neat finish into the bottom-right corner to seal a 3-0 win.

Key Opta stats: 

- The last time that Juventus scored 10 goals in their first three Serie A games was back in 1981.
- Paulo Dybala has equaled his longest goal run in Serie A: five games in a row as in December 2014.
- Between 2016-17 and 2017-18 Juventus have scored with six own goals, more than any other Serie A teams.
- Juventus have scored 2+ goals in five consecutive Serie A games for the first time since May 2016.
- Higuain has scored all his 26 Serie A goals for Juventus from open play.