Easy for Juventus
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP):
Juventus' big summer signings proved their worth as Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain helped the Italian side to a 4-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League yesterday.
Pjanic scored one and set up another to put Juventus firmly in charge at halftime. Paulo Dybala and Dani Alves sealed matters after the break.
Juventus moved top of Group H, level on points with Sevilla after the Spanish side beat Lyon 1-0. Dinamo, who lost 3-0 at Lyon in the first round of fixtures, remained bottom.
After a massive outlay in the offseason on new players, a sixth successive Serie A title seemed a foregone conclusion for Juventus, while great things were also expected in the Champions League from the Turin club, which finished runners-up in 2015.
Juventus lead Serie A but it has not all been plain sailing for Massimiliano Allegri's team, and they drew 0-0 at home to Sevilla in the opening match in Europe's elite club competition.
"We've been together for 40 days and we're working well, but we need a bit of time because there are new players to fit in," Allegri said.