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    23.09.2017 22:53 - in: Match report S

    Dybala double seals derby win

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    Juve put four past ten-man Torino to seal decisive derby win

    Tonight, Turin is black and white.

    Juventus continued the perfect start to their 2017/18 Serie A campaign with a comprehensive 4-0 win over cross-town rivals Torino on Saturday night at Allianz Stadium. Paulo Dybala, Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro found the net for the Bianconeri who still have yet to allow a goal in four home matches this season.

    In front of a raucous crowd fit for the Derby della Mole, Juventus came out of the blocks flying. After a few near-chances early, the Bianconeri opened the scoring in the 16th minute. Pjanic won the ball off former Juve man Tomas Rincon 50 yards from goal to start the breakaway and Dybala finished low to Salvatore Sirigu’s left to bag his ninth goal of the young Serie A season.

    Just minutes later, things would go from bad to worse for Juve’s rivals as midfielder Daniele Baselli was shown his second yellow card for a tackle on Pjanic earning an early exit in the 24th minute.

    From there, it was all Juve to close out the half and the hosts would double the advantage in the 40th minute. An attack down the wing saw Juan Cuadrado lay off a ball to Pjanic at the top of the box and the Bosnia and Herzegovina international one-timed a curling laser past Sirigu to make it 2-0 Juventus just before halftime.

    In the second half, Juve made their man-advantage count once again adding a third goal in the 57th minute. Pjanic continued his brilliant performance sending in a corner kick that Alex Sandro headed past Sirigu’s near post to make it 3-0 Juventus.

    Moved to a target forward role on the evening, Mario Manduzkic was denied by Sirigu nearly a half-dozen times in the second half with the Croatian having a very active match despite not finding the scoresheet.

    Juve would put the icing on the cake in the 90th minute as Gonzalo Higuain glided through the defense with the ball eventually sliding to Dybala who easily slotted home from close range for his 10th goal of the season.

    The win keeps Juve perfect on the Serie A season with six wins from six matches including four straight home shutouts. After matchday six, Juventus is tied with Napoli at the top of the table with 18 points. The Bianconeri return to action on Wednesday night as the Champions League returns to Turin with Greek side Olympiacos the opponents at 20.45 CEST.

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