Paulo Dybala scored a hat-trick as Juventus carried their winning streak into the Champions League with a 3-0 victory over ten-man Young Boys on Tuesday to leave them top of group H with six points from two games.
With Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo suspended after his contested red card during the Italian side’s 2-0 win over Valencia in the first round of games, Dybala ran the show in his first European game this season.
The Argentine maestro volleyed in his first following a Leonardo Bonucci long ball after five minutes, before doubling his tally on 33 minutes when he picked up a rebound from a Blaise Matuidi shot.
He completed the treble on 69 minutes after being set up by Colombian Juan Cuadrado.
The Swiss 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.
It was the Young Boys’s second defeat of the competition after they lost their opener 3-0 at home to Manchester United.
Elsewhere, David Silva scored a late winner as Manchester City overcame a first-minute setback to get their Champions League campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim.
The Premier League champions, urgently needing a win after their opening week group F defeat at home by Olympique Lyonnais, were rocked by an Ishak Belfodil goal after just 44 seconds.
Sergio Aguero’s equaliser seven minutes later seemed to have set them back on course as they dominated the opening half but the Bundesliga side, bold and enterprising, held on until Silva cashed in on a late defensive error to give Pep Guardiola’s men all three points.