Turin - Paulo Dybala scored a hat-trick as Juventus shrugged off Cristiano
Ronaldo's absence with a 3-0 Champions League win over Young Boys on
Tuesday to go top of Group H ahead of Manchester United who were held
goalless at home by Valencia.
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The suspended Ronaldo watched from
the stands after his red card during the Italian side's 2-0 win over
Valencia in the first round of games.
But Dybala, who has been
overshadowed since the arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid, ran riot in
his first European appearance this season, volleying in the opener
following a Leonardo Bonucci long ball after five minutes.
doubled his account on 33 minutes when he picked up a rebound from a
Blaise Matuidi shot, with Juan Cuadrado setting up the Argentine for his
third on 69 minutes.
The Swiss champions played the final quarter
of an hour a man down after Guinean centre-back Mohamed Ali Camara was
sent off for a second yellow card provoked by Dybala.
"I wanted to have a game like this," said 24-year-old Dybala.
a player always wants to play. Last season I had the opposite, as I
started with a lot of goals and then lost my way a little.
"Being left out made me work harder and get back into shape, so I am taking full advantage of that now."
Juventus confirmed their 100% record after nine games this season - seven league games and two in the Champions League.
were without Cristiano, and at times it is easier with him in the side,
but we have to be a great team both with and without him," added the
It was Young Boys' second defeat from two group games
after they lost their opener 3-0 at home to Manchester United, who were
held 0-0 by Valencia at Old Trafford.
Juventus have six points from two games with United on four and Valencia on one.
"Conceding a goal after five minutes made things even more difficult," said the Swiss side's coach Gerardo Seoane.
"It was a difficult match for us. We saw the difference between the two teams."
United next up
shone, but so too did his teammates, with Cuadrado, Miralem Pjanic and
Federico Bernardeschi on form as The Old Lady of Turin had too much
talent for Young Boys to go two points clear in their group.
Swiss risked going back to Bern with an even heavier defeat, with
Bernardeschi missing a chance after quarter of an hour and a Bonucci
late header just off target.
A penalty should have been awarded
for a foul by Steve von Bergen on Dybala four minutes after the break,
just after the Argentine again hit the post.
With the game in
the bag, Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri stuck to his game plan,
bringing on Germany's Sami Khedira for the last 20 minutes to help him
back to fitness after injury, while 18-year-old forward Moise Kean also
came off the bench.
"After our (Serie A) win over Napoli (on Saturday), there could have been a drop in motivation," said Allegri.
"But we quickly unlocked the game and it made everything easier.
had a great game. He was there to finish off a lot of moves. He
progresses, he plays more, but we have a very large squad and I have to
take advantage of all the qualities of this squad.
"(Ronaldo) and Dybala are the two players with the most goals in their feet in this team."
Next up for Juve is a double-header against Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, with a trip to Old Trafford first on October 23.
"Juve manage all aspects of the game... they are a team who are already built to go all the way," warned Seoane.
"Manchester United have great potential but still need to progress."