Tevez scores three as Juve rolls past Sassuolo

Turin, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Tevez fired home a hat trick on Sunday, leading Juventus to a comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Serie A newcomers Sassuolo at Juventus Stadium.

After crashing out of the Champions League group stage in midweek, Juventus looked to get back to winning ways in Serie A and jumped Sassuolo quickly as Tevez fired home his first of the day 15 minutes into the match.

The Old Lady made it 2-0 in the 28th minute through a goal from Federico Peluso and Tevez, the former Manchester City man, scored his second of the day on the stroke of halftime.

After the intermission, Tevez finished his hat trick in the 68th minute and Sassuolo never threatened Juve's goal as the hosts cruised to all three points.

The result sees Juventus maintain a six-point lead at the top of Serie A over second-place Roma, while Sassuolo sits in 17th place on 14 points, just one clear of the bottom three.

Also in Serie A on Sunday, Josip Ilicic, Borja Valero and Giuseppe Rossi all fired home goals as Fiorentina raced to a 3-0 victory over Bologna, while Andrea Bertolacci and Giuseppe De Luca swaped goals as Genoa and Atalanta battled to a tense 1-1 draw.

Miroslav Klose scored a first-half double to send Lazio to a comfortable 2-0 win against Livorno at the Stadio Olimpico, while Alexander Farnerud and Ciro Immobile scored on either side of the intermission to hand Torino a 2-0 result against Udinese.

Citadin Eder bagged the only goal of the contest in the 16th minute to lift Sampdoria to a 1-0 win over Chievo, while Parma and Cagliari played to a scoreless draw at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

In Sunday's final Serie A match, four different players found the back of the as Napoli earned a 4-2 victory over 10-man Inter Milan at the Stadio San Paolo.

Gonzalo Higuain opened the scoring for Napoli just nine minutes in, but Esteban Cambiasso equalized for Inter 10 minutes before the break.

The hosts then went 3-1 ahead with goals from Dries Mertens and Blerim Dzemaili in the span of one minute.

Yuto Nagatomo made it 3-2 with a goal in first-half stoppage time, but Inter's Ricardo Alvarez was sent off 20 minutes from time and Jose Callejon finished the result for Napoli with a tally 10 minutes from time.