No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem for Juventus. Paulo Dybala filled in for the star by scoring his first Champions League hat trick to give the Italian team a 3-0 victory over Young Boys on Tuesday (Oct 2). With CR7 watching from the stands after getting his first red card in the competition in the previous round, Dybala rediscovered the scoring form that saw the Argentina international score 22 Serie A goals last season.
Paulo Dybala scored a hat-trick as Juventus shrugged off Cristiano Ronaldo's absence with a 3-0 Champions League win over Young Boys on Tuesday to go top of Group H ahead of Manchester United who were held goalless at home by Valencia.
The suspended Ronaldo watched from the stands after his red card during the Italian side's 2-0 win over Valencia in the first round of games.
But Dybala, who has been overshadowed since the arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid, ran riot in his first European appearance this season, volleying in the opener following a Leonardo Bonucci long ball after five minutes.
He doubled his account on 33 minutes when he picked up a rebound from a Blaise Matuidi shot, with Juan Cuadrado setting up the Argentine for his third on 69 minutes.
The Swiss champions 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 provoked by Dybala.
Juventus confirmed their 100% record after nine games this season - seven league games and two in the Champions League.
Juventus have six points from two games with United on four and Valencia on one.