Today in New Delhi, India
Sep 22, 2018-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Paulo Dybala hat-trick helps Juventus maintain perfect Serie A record

Paulo Dybala left the pitch ten minutes from the end to a standing ovation from the crowd at the Mapei Stadium following a masterclass performance that earned Juventus the victory.

football Updated: Sep 17, 2017 19:24 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Milan
Paulo Dybala,Juventus,Serie A
Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates after scoring during a Serie A match against Sassuolo.(AP)

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus back to the summit of Serie A alongside Inter Milan with a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo on Sunday making it four wins out of four for the champions.

The Argentina forward left the pitch ten minutes from the end to a standing ovation from the crowd at the Mapei Stadium following a masterclass performance by the 23-year-old who has now scored eight goals in four games.

His first was a left-footed volley from the edge of the box to beat Andrea Consigli on 16 minutes, the second a close-range effort again surprising the Sassuolo goalkeeper just after the break and the third a sublime free-kick on 63 minutes.

Sassuolo managed to get a consolation goal through Matteo Politano after a Stephan Lichtsteiner error on 51 minutes.

READ | FC Barcelona’s new star Ousmane Dembele out for 3-4 months with injury

“I wanted to score one and three came along,” said Dybala after his second hat-trick of the season and his 52nd goal in his 100th match for Juventus.

The victory also helped Massimiliano Allegri’s team bounce back from the disappointment of their midweek Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

“The team continues to win and reach high levels,” continued Dybala.

“I hope to continue like that with the number 10 shirt. The team gives me confidence and I also compliment the coach, who gives me the freedom to play where I want.”

READ | Atletico Madrid labour to win as Barcelona extend La Liga lead over Real Madrid

Juventus leapfrog Inter, also on the maximum 12 points but behind on goal difference. They won 2-0 at Crotone on Saturday.

Napoli could also join the leading two by making it four wins from four when they play neighbouring Benevento later.

Lazio and Torino can move into the top part of the table if they beat Genoa and Sampdoria respectively later Sunday as AC Milan host Udinese.

Roma eased past Verona 3-0 on Saturday.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 19:24 IST