Carlos Tevez's fourth goal in three matches helped Juventus win 1-0 at AC Milan on Saturday in the first high-profile matchup of the Serie A.
In the 71st minute at the San Siro, Paul Pogba set up Tevez with only the goalkeeper to beat, and he expertly chipped it in over Christian Abbiati.
The victory gave Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri a measure of revenge against the club that fired him in January.
Tevez also scored in a 2-0 win over Udinese last weekend then produced both goals in a 2-0 victory over Malmo in the Champions League on Tuesday.
With three wins from three matches, Juventus moved three points clear of Milan and Roma, which hosts Cagliari on Sunday.
Earlier, Cesena and Empoli drew 2-2.
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