Juventus win, Napoli held in Serie A

Dusan Vlahovic of Juventus celebrates with team mates Mattia De Sciglio, Moise Kean, Adrien Rabiot, Gleison Bremer and Danilo after scoring to give the side a 1-0 lead during the Serie A match between Juventus and Spezia Calcio at Allianz Stadium on August 31, 2022 in Turin, Italy.

Dusan Vlahovic has continued his impressive start to the Serie A season as he set Juventus on their way to a 2-0 win over Spezia.

Vlahovic scored in the ninth minute for his fourth goal in as many matches. New signing Arkadiusz Milik sealed the result in added time with his first goal for the club.

Juventus remained unbeaten, as did Napoli and Lazio, who were both held to draws on Wednesday night.

The Bianconeri were looking to get back to winning ways after two successive league draws.

Vlahovic had given his side the lead with a free kick early on in the 1-1 draw against Roma at the weekend and he did so again at the Allianz Stadium in Turin in very similar fashion as he curled into the top right corner.

There was a worrying sight for Juve just before halftime as goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was stretchered off after falling heavily on his ankle.

Milik made sure of the points when he controlled Fabio Miretti's cross with his back to goal before turning and firing home.

"Vlahovic battled all match, he scored an extraordinary goal and he worked well," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

"He has room for improvement but I think he had his best performance ever tonight."

In Naples, Lorenzo Colombo had a penalty saved but netted the equaliser as newly promoted Lecce surprisingly held Napoli to a 1-1 draw.

It was a second straight draw for Napoli who had opened the season with two comprehensive wins.

Eljif Elmas sidefooted home the opener for the hosts but Colombo unleashed a rocket into the top right corner from more than 20 yards out to level for Serie B champions Lecce.

Sampdoria finally scored their first goal of the season as Manolo Gabbiadini netted in added time to secure a 1-1 home draw against Lazio.

Ciro Immobile's first-half goal had looked set to hand the visitors another win, but the draw prevented the unbeaten Rome club from moving level at the top of the table with city rivals Roma after four rounds.

Maurizio Sarri's side took the lead in the 21st minute with a fantastic assist from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who sent Immobile clear with the cheekiest of backheel flicks and the forward coolly slotted home.

Just as it looked as if Samp was about to end the match goalless again, Tomas Rincon threaded the ball through to Manolo Gabbiadini, who fired into the bottom right corner.

Elsewhere, Fiorentina fell to a 1-0 defeat at Udinese for their first loss of the season while Empoli and Hellas Verona drew 1-1 to leave both sides still searching for their first wins of the season.

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