Juventus' Alessandro Matri: It was important to beat Palermo

The Italy international is looking ahead to a top-of-the-table clash against Lazio next week following his goal in the comfortable win over the Sicilians on Sunday
Juventus striker Alessandro Matri has underlined the importance of his side's 3-0 victory over Palermo in Serie A on Sunday.

A Simone Pepe header sent Juventus on their way before second-half goals from Matri and Claudio Marchisio sealed a convincing win in Turin.

Juve are now back at the top of the table alongside Lazio with a game in hand.

"It was a nice win for us, we played really well and showed great focus for all of our goals," Matri told Sky Sport Italia.

"It was important to bring home the three points and we are satisfied with the way we played."

Antonio Conte's men face a top-of-the-table clash against Lazio next week in Serie A.

The Italy forward added: "It will be a tough game worth three points like the rest.

"We will try to win it knowing we need to do well at the Olimpico as then we play against Napoli."