The Bianconeri’s last meeting with Sassuolo in December resulted in a comfortable home triumph as Argentine hotshot Carlos Tevez downed the Serie A newcomers with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Juventus Stadium.
After suffering late Champions League heartache in midweek, Antonio Conte’s men were determined to brush off any potential after effects by extending their winning championship streak to eight games without conceding.
Early pressure was rewarded on 15 minutes when Tevez tapped home following a flowing move involving Fernando Llorente and Arturo Vidal.
Goalscorer then turned provider shortly before the half-hour mark, clipping in an inch perfect free-kick which was headed home by Federico Peluso for his first goal of the season.
The pressure exerted by the Bianconeri forced Sassuolo to opt for a damage limitation strategy, battening down the hatches as the clock ticked down towards the half-time whistle.
No mercy, however, was shown by the irrepressible Tevez, who pounced on a miscued backpass to scamper through on goal and round Gianluca Pegolo before rolling the ball over the line.
Juventus picked up where they left off after the break and saw a number of chances go begging before Tevez turned Mauricio Isla’s cross home for his first hat-trick since April 2012.
With another three important points firmly in the bag, Conte took the opportunity to rest Tevez and Arturo Vidal as the Bianconeri saw out the remainder of the game to maintain their imperious Serie A campaign at Juventus Stadium.