Dybala s hat-trick helps Juventus top Serie A with 3-1 win over Sassuolo
Rome Sep 17 (IANS) 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.
The 23-year-old Argentina star helped his side maintain its 100 per cent start this season topping the Serie A after the fourth straight win at Sassuolo s Mapei Stadium reports Efe.
Dybala opened the scoring with a brilliant flick for the Serie A defending champions just 16 minutes into the match while he struck again in the 49th minute handing his side a 2-0 lead.
Matteo Politano narrowed the gap after scoring Sassuolo s first goal in the 51st minute but Dybala scored a free-kick goal 12 minutes later thus securing the away victory.
It was Dybala s 52nd goal in 100 games for Juventus since he joined the Turin outfit in the summer of 2015.
"He still has room for improvement but at times he s just unplayable. He s turning into an extraordinary player " Juventus chief coach Allegri was quoted as saying by his club s website as he heaped praise on the Argentine.
Juventus now provisionally lead the Serie A table ahead in the goals with 12 points and the same points as second-placed Inter Milan which defeated Crotone 2-0 on Saturday.
Sassuolo are in 17th position with a single point after suffering the third defeat this season.
The victory came for Juventus after the 0-3 defeat to FC Barcelona in the Champions League group stage opener on Wednesday.
"You have to hand it to the lads " Allegri said. "There were only a couple of minutes when we lost control -- sometimes you read the game wrongly but then you have to get back on it and that s what we did.
"At the back we just need to get all the cogs working but at this point last season we d conceded four goals in the league when we ve only conceded three this time around."