TURIN, Italy - 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.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended after his contested red card during the Italian side's 2-0 win over Valencia in the first round of games. But Dybala ran riot in his first European game this season, volleying in his first following a Leonardo Bonucci long ball after five minutes.
The Argentine doubled his account on 33 minutes when he picked up a rebound from a Blaise Matuidi shot, with Juan Cuadrado setting Dybala up for his third on 69 minutes. 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.
Meanwhile, United's woes on the field were compounded by problems in just getting to Old Trafford for their Champions League clash with Valencia as the United team bus arrived less than 45 minutes before the planned kick-off time. UEFA agreed to put back the 8:00pm (1900 GMT) kick-off to 8:05pm to give United more time to prepare and help fans stuck in traffic.
Under-fire United manager Jose Mourinho is in need of a response from his side after a 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday to already fall nine points behind Premier Leaguer leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.
Mourinho made four changes, including a return for Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean failed to even make the bench at the London Stadium on Saturday as he paid for failing to score so far this season and for a poor return of just three goals in 23 games since joining United in January. However, Anthony Martial is dropped after failing to take his chance to impress as Sanchez and Marcus Rashford return in attack alongside Romelu Lukaku.
Paul Pogba, who was substituted at the weekend, keeps his place despite his ongoing feud with Mourinho, but Ashley Young, Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof drop out to make way for Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly.
Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi starts alongside Spanish international Rodrigo in attack for Valencia as the Spaniards try to pile more misery on Mourinho and make amends for opening their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 defeat against 10-man Juventus.AFP