Paulo Dybala, on Sunday, showed why was considered the next Lionel Messi for Argentina with an outrageously chipped goal for Juventus.
Dybala, who was leading the line for Juventus in absence of Cristiano Ronaldo in a friendly against US Triestina, chipped the ball from quite a distance over the opponent’s goalkeeper.
The Argentina forward took the pass just inside the box on the run, took his man out of the game with a lovely turn, and into the net with a deft chip with his favoured left foot.
Though it came in a friendly, though it was against a third division opponent, the excellence of Dybala cannot be discounted in the deft goal. Eventually, it turned to be the only goal in the match, with the scoreline reading 0-1 in favour of the Italian Champions.
#Dybala is ready to ball this season!
— Juve Cristiano (@JuveCristiano) August 17, 2019
It is actually happening, Paulo Dybala is back
— 🦁 (@moistkean) August 17, 2019
An even better angle. Dreamy. pic.twitter.com/abVOOAr882
— Ball Street (@BallStreet) August 17, 2019
Dybala, who is currently out of favour for the new manager Maurizio Sarri, might have just showed his class with the goal. But whether he would fit in the Italian’s preffered system is still a question that remains unanswered. He had previously suffered a significant reduction in game time when Ronaldo arrived to Turin. This season, Sarri’s arrival have put further doubts over his playtime.
Earlier, Dybala was reported to be going to Manchester United with a possible switch with Romelu Lukaku gaining significant interest after the Belgian was reported to have agreed a deal with the Juventus. Lukaku instead moved to Inter Milan to team up with Antonio Conte.
It was understood that the Argentine declined a move to Manchester. Even former United defender, Rio Ferdinand had criticised Dybala of his decision.
“A lot of players have declined coming to Man Utd in recent years,” Ferdinand was previously quoted as saying.
“They’ve chosen somewhere else.
“But I don’t know how Dybala had the audacity to turn them down when he’s on the bench at Juventus. He needs to start playing some football.
“Maybe he’s thinking: ‘I want to be Champions League or I’ll sit on the bench. I’d rather do that than play at Man Utd’.
— Austin Lnora (@Ndokwuebuka18) August 18, 2019
Though the English transfer window is closed and his route Mancheter United is now impossible, most transfer windows across Europe are set to close on September , and Dybala can still find himself out of Turin.