Juventus suffered a painful defeat in Serie A on Saturday in its first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. The top club lost 0-1 at home to the newly promoted Empoli.

Spezia goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet had to concede six goals against Lazio.

Leonardo Mancuso scored the only goal at Juventus-Empoli midway through the first half.

The 29-year-old striker has scored 52 goals in Serie B in the past three seasons, but signed his first Serie A goal in Turin.

Juventus, where Matthijs de Ligt participated for ninety minutes, is still waiting for his first league win of the season after two matches.

The 36-time national champion played a draw against Udinese (2-2) last week.

Then Ronaldo came in and his winning goal in stoppage time was disallowed.

Manchester United announced on Friday that Ronaldo will return to the English top club after twelve years.

This ended a three-year period at Juventus for the 36-year-old Portuguese.

The five-time Golden Ball winner told Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri on Thursday that he no longer wanted to play in Turin despite a one-year contract.

He signed in Italy for 101 goals in 134 official matches.

Matthijs de Ligt could not prevent a defeat of Juventus.

Matthijs de Ligt could not prevent a defeat of Juventus.

Photo: ANP

Spezia goalkeeper Zoet passed six times

Sweet didn't have a nice evening in Rome.

The keeper lost to Lazio with Spezia and was passed no less than six times: 6-1.

Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick for the home team in the first half and also missed a penalty in between.

After the break, Lazio ran further through the Brazilian Felipe Anderson, after which the Frenchman Kelvin Amian Adou from Spezia was shown red.

Elseid Hysaj and Luis Alberto then made it worse for Zoet's team.

Atalanta lost their first points this season by drawing 0-0 against Bologna.

Marten de Roon was still missing from Atalanta due to a suspension, Hans Hateboer is injured.

The expected arrival of AZ midfielder Teun Koopmeiners has not yet been completed.

Sam Lammers came in a few minutes before the end.

At Bologna, Sydney van Hooijdonk remained on the bench.

Ciro Immobile scored three times for Lazio.

Ciro Immobile scored three times for Lazio.

Photo: ANP

View the results, the program and the standings of the Serie A