Dismal Juve slump to shock Empoli defeat after Ronaldo exit
Milan: Juventus were stunned by promoted Empoli in their first match of the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era, a 1-0 home defeat in Serie A leaving the 'Old Lady' looking toothless while Ciro Immobile hit a hat-trick for Lazio in a 6-1 thrashing of Spezia. The Turin giants would have been confident of their chances against their Tuscan opponents but Leonardo Mancuso's first ever goal in Italy's top flight mid-way through the first half condemned Juve to an embarrassing defeat which enraged supporters at the Allianz Stadium. Coach Massimiliano Allegri practically shrugged his shoulders and said "life goes on" when he revealed on Friday that superstar forward Ronaldo, now back at Manchester United, had told him he wanted to leave. But Juve missed a cutting edge in front of goal in what was the worst possible start to life without the 36-year-old, who last term topped the Serie A goals charts and scored over 100 times for the in three seasons in Italy. They were whistled off the field by indignant home fans, whose team sit 13th in Serie A with one point from their opening two matches. - AFP