Ogenyi Onazi was left on the bench as Paul Pogba’s brace and Carlos Tevez allowed 10-man Juventus to thump Lazio 3-0 at the Olimpico late on Saturday.
The result means Juve are now unbeaten in 20 Serie A meetings with the Aquile, home and away, since December 2003.
Stefan de Vrij, Carlos Tevez and Antonio Candreva had early efforts not far off target, while De Vrij performed a crucial sliding tackle to stop Tevez shooting from nine yards.
Juve broke the deadlock with a classic counter-attack, as Tevez switched the play for Paul Pogba, who kept his cool to drill in from the edge of the box on 25 minutes.
Juve doubled their advantage 10 minutes after the restart, as Lorik Cana’s error sparked a counter with Claudio Marchisio setting up unmarked Tevez on the edge of the box. It was the Apache’s ninth goal in the last 10 Serie A games.
Candreva stung Buffon’s gloves, but Pogba added a third on 64 minutes, when Pirlo and Pereyra combined to thread through and he side-footed the finish under Marchetti. The 21-year-old feinted a shot across the goalkeeper, but then put it near post instead.