Paulo Dybala: Wow!!
There was no doubt which Argentine dominated the first half of the Champions League quarter final first leg between Juventus and Barcelona.
And, it was not Leo Messi…
Paulo Dybala produced an awesome first half display to send Juventus into a 2-0 advantage at half-time.
At just 23, we got to see why Dybala is so highly rated by those who watch Italian football on a regular basis.
Paulo Dybala 2 – Barcelona 0
After six minutes, Dybala turned the Barcelona defence inside out, to curl home the opener.
And, it was another delightful finish that put the Old Lady in charge of the encounter, with a fine strike on 22 minutes.
Of course, the Gianluigi Buffon save from Andres Iniesta save should be mentioned, just before the Juventus second, as well as some woeful Barcelona defending, but Dybala looked excellent.
Unsurprisingly, many fans of Premier League teams got rather excited about Dybala’s display.
Paulo Dybala: "People have to understand that I’m not Messi. I’m Dybala. I want to be me, not the new Messi."
Loud and clear. pic.twitter.com/7ezWfqaviM
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) April 11, 2017
— 29 (@XhakaLegacy) April 11, 2017
A quick reminder
Paulo Dybala earns €3M a season at Juventus.
Jesse Lingard earns €6M a season at Man Utd. pic.twitter.com/MWFwCVIZFf
— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) April 11, 2017
Paulo Dybala's record since joining Juventus across all competitions:
16 assists pic.twitter.com/dUC2SjGuGo
— 8 Fact Football (@8Fact_Footballl) April 11, 2017
Dybala celebrates his goals. pic.twitter.com/65ijAlyvjp
— Khaledalnouss (@khaledalnouss1) April 11, 2017
Newcastle United spent £28m on signing Emmanuel Rivière, Rémy Cabella and Florian Thauvin, before Dybala moved to Juve for the same sum.
— Joe Donnohue (@JoeDonnohue) April 11, 2017
Both of Juventus' goals were expertly dispatched by Dybala. Both finishes not easy at all. Defenders all around. Highly intelligent.
— Sully (@SKMadrid19) April 11, 2017
You can't sleep on this kid. Dybala is the future, understand this! pic.twitter.com/gw5Ggzt4nd
— Kev (@thelifeofkevy_h) April 11, 2017
— KICK (@KICK) April 11, 2017
Barcelona's defence when they see Dybala coming at them pic.twitter.com/FDTrDxYTwK
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) April 11, 2017