Juventus 3-0 Young Boys: Cristiano Ronaldo watches from the stands as Paulo Dybala’s hat-trick puts Swiss side to the sword
- Paulo Dybala opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a volleyed finish
- Dybala doubled the lead with a tap in after Blaise Matuidi’s shot was saved
- Dybala completed his hat-trick with a tap in from Juan Cuadrado’s low cross
- Moise Kean thought he had made it four before his effort was ruled offside
Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to watch from the stands as a Paulo Dybala-inspired Juventus eased to a 3-0 victory over Young Boys to make it two wins from two in this season’s Champions League.
The Portuguese superstar, serving a one-game suspension following his controversial dismissal against Valencia, was joined by his family as he watched Dybala net a hat-trick to put the Swiss outfit to the sword in Turin.
The home side looked in control from the outset, Dybala making their strong start count after just five minutes with a crisp volleyed finish from Leonardo Bonucci’s lofted through ball.
Juventus: Szczesny; Barzagli, Bonucci, Benatia; Cuadrado, Pjanic (Khedira 70), Matuidi (Can 45), Sandro; Bernardeschi; Dybala, Mandzukic (Kean 78)
Subs not used: Perin, Chiellini, Cancelo, Bentancur
Goals: Dybala 5, 33, 69
Young Boys: Von Ballmoos; Schick, Ali Camara, Von Bergen, Benito; Sanogo (Lauper 45); Fassnacht (Assale 71), Sow, Bertone, Sulejmani (Ngamaleu 70); Hoarau
Subs not used: Wolfli, Nsame, Aebischer, Garcia
Booked: Sanogo, Bertone
Sent off: Camara
The Argentine forward almost completed his hat-trick minutes after half-time but could only manage to hit the post after being played through on goal by Federico Bernardeschi.
He wasn’t to be denied for much longer, however, as Juan Cuadrado crossed for the 24-year-old to tap into an empty net and complete the third treble of his career.
Things then went from bad to worse for the visitors as Mohamed Camara’s swing of the arm on Dybala saw him receive a second booking in a matter of minutes and leave his side with 10 men for the closing stages.
Juve were happy to hold on to the ball for much of the remainder of the game with Moise Kean almost making it four before his effort was ruled offside.
The victory leaves the Italian champions top of Group H with six points, three ahead of second-placed Manchester United who face Valencia later on in the night.