ROME (Xinhua) -- Paulo
Dybala finally opened his scoring account for Roma in the fourth round of Serie A matches, as his brace saw the Giallorossi ease past Monza 3-0 on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho’s side made a couple of heavyweight transfers this summer, in which Dybala was a statement signing at the Eternal City.
The home side went ahead thanks to Dybala’s electric solo run and shot in the 17th minute.
Roma doubled the lead in the 31st minute, when Tammy Abraham forced a save out of goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio, but Dybala followed to tap in the loose ball.
Lorenzo Pellegrini’s corner set up Roger Ibanez for a header to finish the job on the hour mark, before new arrival Andrea Belotti came off the bench to make his debut.
With the win, Roma temporarily move top of Serie A with 10 points, while newly-promoted Monza, run by Silvio Berlusconi, have suffered four consecutive defeats.
Elsewhere, Inter Milan bounced back from a setback against Lazio by dominating Cremonese 3-1 at San Siro. Joaquin Correa and Nicolo Barella put the Nerazzurri firmly in charge at half-time, before Lautaro Martinez sealed the win in the 75th minute. David Okereke pulled a goal back for the away side in the dying minutes, but it was too late.
Elsewhere, AC Milan were forced to share the spoils with Sassuolo in a 0-0 draw despite dominating possession, with Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan also saving Domenico Berardi’s penalty.