Paulo Dybala Inspires Juventus to Best Goalscoring Start in 58 Years

Lester Mason
September 17, 2017

Forward Paulo Dybala marked his 100th game for Juventus with a hattrick, leading his side to a 3-1 victory over Sassuolo in the fourth round clash of the Serie A football league on Sunday. "I wanted to score one and three came along", Dybala commented. I'm Dybala. It's not that I don't like the comparisons with Messi, but Messi is a player who has won five Ballons d'Or.

"I don't want to be compared to anyone".

Juve have also scored 13 times across the first four matchdays for the first time since the 1959-60 campaign.

Juventus enjoyed a strong start to the match, taking the lead after 16 minutes when Dybala curled the ball past home goalkeeper Andrea Consigli from 25 yards to take his tally for the Old Lady to 50 goals.

For his second, shortly after halftime, Dybala gathered the ball from Juan Cuadrado, jinked to the left of a defender and slotted into the bottom right corner.

Mertens then converted two second-half penalties, the second of which came in the final minute, to ensure Dybala was not the only hat trick scorer on Sunday. "The season is long".


Benevento was looking for its first top-flight point but Napoli was out of sight by halftime following goals from Allan, Lorenzo Insigne, Mertens and Jose Callejon.

Croatia's Nikola Kalinic scored his first two goals for AC Milan in a 2-1 win over Udinese, as both sides had a goal chalked off after consultations with the video assistant referee.

Milan, thumped 4-1 by Lazio last week, squeezed past Udinese although they had a let off in the tenth minute when Kevin Lasagna broke clear and scored for the visitors, only to see his goal ruled out by the VAR for offside.

Lasagna did eventually get on the scoresheet, with the equalizer, between Kalinic's goals, his first for Milan since joining from Fiorentina.

Cagliari claimed a 2-0 success at SPAL thanks to goals from Nicolo Barella and Joao Pedro.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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