Dusan Vlahovic, Denis Zakaria score on debut as Juventus beat Hellas Verona

Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria
Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria

Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria enjoyed dream Juventus debuts as the two January signings scored in a 2-0 win over Hellas Verona on Sunday, sending the Turin club fourth in Serie A.

Serbia international Vlahovic, who joined Juve from Fiorentina in a deal worth up to 80 million euros ($92 million)on Jan. 28, opened the scoring with a perfectly weighted lob after 13 minutes.

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It was the 22-year-old's 18th goal of the season, drawing him level with Lazio's Ciro Immobile as the league's joint-top scorer, and he came close to a second before halftime in an impressive Bianconeri bow.

Things got even better for Massimiliano Allegri's side after the break when deadline day arrival Zakaria sprinted forward from midfield to hammer a shot into the bottom corner.

Juventus climbed two points above Atalanta into fourth place with 45 points, eight behind leaders Inter Milan, while Verona are ninth with 33 points.