Juventus continued its slow upward climb in the Serie A table with an impressive showing against Empoli at home.
Juve, who came into the contest after a 1-0 derby victory at Torino in the previous match day, moved up to seventh on the table with 19 points after their 4-0 win, one above Inter who travel to Fiorentina today.
Moise Kean opened the scoring in just the 8th minute to set the tone for his side, putting away a Filip Kostic cross for his first Serie A goal since April. The Italian international had the chance to double his side’s lead just past the half-hour mark but sent his header wide.
Mattia Destro then threatened to equalise for the visitors but was expertly denied by Wojciech Szczesny as the tie went into the break in balance.
Weston McKennie opened up a wider gap between the two sides by heading in Juve’s second 10 minutes after the break from a Juan Cuadrado cross.
After Kean’s effort was ruled out by VAR, the home side had to wait until the 82nd minute for the game’s third goal which came from another Cuadrado assist who provided the pass for Adrien Rabiot to head home.
The Frenchman then completed his second brace of the season in the 4th minute of added time to complete the emphatic win for his side.
The victory over Empoli signals another step towards recovery for Juventus who have struggled in all competitions this season.
They travel to Lecce next after dealing with Benfica in the Champions League.