Juve rally to beat Genoa 3-1 to extend perfect start

Updated: Sep 17, 2012, 11:52 AM IST

Rome: Defending champions Juventus rallied to beat hosts Genoa 3-1 and extended their perfect start to the Italian Serie A new football season.

Ciro Immobile put Genoa ahead in the 18th minute and then squandered some chances to double their lead before Emanuele Giaccherini brought the Bianconeri level after an hour, reports Xinhua.

Juventus then proved unstoppable as Mirko Vucinic and Kwadwo Asamoah added a second and a third to make it three wins out of three for the Old Lady of Turin.

"We suffered in the first half and knew Marassi would be a tough place to play," said Juventus stand-in coach Massimo Carrera.

"Genoa started very strong and caught us unprepared on the counter a couple of times. We then did well to start controlling the tempo and spreading the play.

"Gigi Buffon performed some miraculous saves to keep us in the game, then the rest of his teammates turned it around," he said.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan beat Torino 2-0 to pick up their second away win of the season.

Diego Milito put the Nerazzurri in front before the interval and they fended off a spell of pressure from the home side.

Cassano added the second in the last 10 minutes. The win lifts Inter into the top five, giving Torino its first defeat this season.

Lazio maintained their 100 percent winning start to the Serie A season after a comfortable 3-1 victory against Chievo at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.

Napoli also maintained a perfect start with a 3-1 win over Parma at the Stadio San Paolo.