21 Nov 2011

Juventus join Lazio at top of Serie A

8:12 am on 21 November 2011

Juventus beat travel shy Palermo 3-nil to join Lazio at the top of Italian football's Serie A and remain unbeaten after their first 10 games of the season.

Simone Pepe headed Juve in front in the first half before Alessandro Matri and Claudio Marchisio each scored their fifth goal of the season to finish off the Sicilians' resistance.

Fifth-placed Palermo have a 100 percent home record but have taken only one point in six away games and have yet to score on the road.

Juventus are now level on 22 points with Lazio, who have played a game more and drew nil-all at Napoli on Sunday.

Juventus visit Lazio for a top of the table showdown next Monday.

Meanwhile Udinese missed a chance to go top when they lost 2-nil at Parma, a result which kept them level on 21 points with defending champions AC Milan who drew nil-all at Fiorentina.