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Paulo Dybala produced exceptional performance in Juventus' 4-0 win over Torino

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Juventus have won Serie A for six consecutive years now, but it seems like the 2017-18 season will prove to be their most challenging title defence yet.

Roma, both Milan clubs and free-scoring Napoli all look considerably stronger than they were last term, and in fact, the latter currently sit above Juve in the table on goal difference.

The Old Lady took on neighbours and bitter rivals Torino on Saturday night and extended their perfect start to the new campaign with a big 4-0 win.

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The result means Juve have won all six of their league games this term, and while Miralem Pjanic pulled the strings in midfield, providing two assists, the star of the show was Paulo Dybala.

With Gonzalo Higuain on the bench, Juventus fans were looking for the exciting 23-year-old to inspire their team to victory in the Turin derby - and Dybala did not disappoint.

Dybala steals the show

Playing up front alongside Mario Mandzukic, Dybala put Juve ahead in the 16th-minute with a clinical strike from just outside the box, which you can see below.

After Torino's Daniele Baselli was sent off eight minutes later, the Bianconeri dominated proceedings and always looked capable of increasing their advantage.

Goals from Pjanic, just before the break, and Alex Sandro shortly after it made sure the result was in no doubt, and Dybala ended a great night's work with a stylish chip from close-range.

It was more than the Argentina international's goals which caught the eye, however, because he also produced some moments of pure magic with some lovely skill.

Dybala has been dropping deep more often this season, acting like more of a playmaker than a number nine, and there were two times in particular where he simply tormented Torino's players.

Dybala produces wonderful skill

The first came when Tomas Rincon tried to close him down, only for Dybala to destroy the Venezuelan by putting the ball through his legs and collecting it on the other side.

If that nutmeg wasn't enough, check out Dybala just a few minutes later in the clips below as he toyed with Torino, running circles around three players before drawing a foul.

Dybala making history

The prolific top-class talent has now scored ten goals in six Serie A games this season, and 12 goals in just eight matches across all competitions.

In fact, he is the first player to score that many times in the first six games of an Italian top-flight campaign since 1994-95, which is as far back as Opta's records go.

Watch the video below to see some individual highlights of Dybala from Saturday's game:

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