Crotone frustrated Juventus, but they smashed their way through with Mario Mandzukic, Medhi Benatia and Mattia De Sciglio’s first ever goal.
The Bianconeri needed a boost after one point from their last two competitive games, but despite having 81% possession in the first half, they were locked on 0-0.
Benedikt Howedes was given his Serie A debut and was left with a bloody nose following an accidental collision with Ante Budimir.
Mandzukic finally got the breakthrough by steering in Andrea Barzagli’s cross with his looping header.
That opened the floodgates, followed by a scorcher from De Sciglio – his first ever professional goal at the 173rd game – and a Benatia tap-in.
It allowed Juventus to equal their own record by scoring for 43 consecutive Serie A games.
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