Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Juventus ties Dybala down until 2022

Juventus ties Dybala down until 2022

Dov Schiavone, Conor Clancy and Vieri Capretta are joined by MARCA's Jason Pettigrove to discuss Juventus' 3-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

A massive prospect by most estimates, Paulo Dybala is skilful, hard-working and a brilliant dribbler; he confirmed that his finishing is pretty awesome, too, with two goals against Barcelona. "As I said yesterday, we need to make the most of our strengths and Barcelona's weaknesses".

He won the Italian Super Cup in 2015, scoring in the final against Lazio.

"We played our game and showed what we're capable of but you only have to look at the PSG match to remember that we must be careful".

And it's that mix of experience and youth that could see Juventus win European soccer's greatest club prize for the first time since 1996.

Moments later, Juventus surged down the left flank and Mario Mandzukic crossed for the unmarked Dybala, who put the Italians 2-0 up. "It was an important and hard save because it's a question of thousandths of a second".

The Spanish press was more effusive about Buffon, calling the 2006 World Cup victor a "legend" and using the word "divine" to describe his save as they raved about him and Dybala being the orchestrators of Barcelona's downfall.

The 23-year-old has scored 39 times in all competitions since joining Juve in 2015 and has played more games during that time than anyone other than Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci.

Rather than blame his players for another underwhelming performance, Enrique said if anyone deserved to be fingered for the defeat, then it was him. "He came to Juventus at 22 after one really great season at Palermo". "He did one or two big saves". & #8220;we're in a growth process, I will be happy with what the players are doing and we've made significant steps forward in the previous couple of years.

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