Paulo Dybala nets hat trick as Juventus see off Sassuolo

From ESPN - September 17, 2017

Paulo Dybala scored a hat-trick in his 100th game for Juventus as they beat Sassuolo 3-1 to return to the top of the Serie A table.

The Argentina forward opened the scoring with a brilliant effort from range - his 50th goal for the club - before notching twice in the second half to put the game beyond the reach of Sassuolo.

Sassuolo were given hope when Matteo Politano pulled one back just two minutes after Dybala's second goal but Juve found another gear and eased to victory.

Massimiliano Allegri's side have now won all four of their league games this season and sit top of the table, level on points with Inter Milan.

Juventus started brightly and had a great chance to break the deadlock in the 10th minute when Alex Sandro found Gonzalo Higuain in space in the middle of the area.

The former Real Madrid striker fired a shot towards the bottom corner from 10 yards but home goalkeeper Andrea Consigli got down well to keep it out and Francesco Acerbi was on hand to clear to safety.

But Juve did not have to wait long for the opener.

Mario Mandzukic burst down the left wing in the 16th minute before playing in Dybala, who sent his first-time shot curling into the net from 25 yards.

Sassuolo grew into the game as the first half wore on and had a number of chances to level things up but could not find a way past Gianluigi Buffon.


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