Juventus 4-0 Empoli: Kean ends goal drought and Rabiot at the double in resounding win


A long-awaited goal for Moise Kean set Juventus on their way to an impressive victory over mid-table Empoli.

Moise Kean ended his goal drought and Adrien Rabiot scored twice as rejuvenated Juventus eased to a 4-0 win over Empoli on Friday.

Kean had not scored since April, but the striker set Juve on their way to victory with an early strike at the Allianz Stadium.

Weston McKennie doubled the Bianconeri’s lead with his first Serie A goal of the season when he headed home in the second half, and Rabiot added a late double to cap an impressive performance.

Those are now back-to-back wins for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who move up to seventh ahead of next week’s Champions League clash at Benfica.

Juve started with great intensity and were rewarded just eight minutes in when Filip Kostic whipped down the center from the left and the unmarked Kean put in a close-range finish.

Kean should have found the net again just after the half-hour mark, but he headed home McKennie’s cross from six yards.

The Bianconeri demonstrated the danger they pose from set pieces to double their lead nine minutes into the second half, McKennie rising to powerfully head into Juan Cuadrado’s net.

Kean nodded in another sublime delivery from Kostic, but his celebrations were cut short after a stray offside as a hungry Juve continued to cause problems.

Juve scored another goal in the 82nd minute from a Cuadrado corner, Guglielmo Vicario unable to clear Rabiot’s header before it crossed the line.

The France midfielder then rounded off a great evening for the Turin giants when he headed in Danilo’s cross at the end.

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