Serie A report: Paulo Dybala inspires Juventus victory over Atalanta
Last Updated: 25/10/15 4:19pm
Paulo Dybala inspired Juventus to beat 10-man Atalanta 2-0 in Turin on Sunday for their third Serie A win.
The Argentina forward put the hosts on their way in the 28th minute before setting up Mario Manduzkic for Juve's second of the afternoon after the re-start.
Atalanta, who failed to test Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon throughout the encounter, had defender Rafael Toloi sent off for a second yellow card in the 74th minute.
Four minutes later, Dybala earned a penalty but Paul Pogba's spot-kick was saved by Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello.
The victory has lifted the defending Italian champions to 11th in the standings while Atalanta have dropped to ninth.
A goalless draw at home to Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday had halted Juve's perfect run in the Champions League.
Juve, who had held Inter Milan to a 0-0 result in the previous round, enjoyed a strong start.
Sportiello was forced to make two saves early on to deny close-range attempts from Leonardo Bonucci and Mandzukic.
Juve broke the deadlock shortly after when Dybala found space just outside the area and drilled a left-footed shot from 25 yards that beat Sportiello.
Sportiello was beaten for a second time after 49 minutes when Dybala's perfect pass found Mandzukic and he tapped home from close range.
The visitors suffered a further setback when Toloi was handed his marching orders after a late challenge on Mandzukic.
With 12 minutes remaining, the referee pointed to the spot after Gabriel Paletta fouled Dybala in the box.
Sportiello guessed correctly and kept out Pogba's right-footed shot towards the far post.