Aside from the aversion of catastrophe in Dortmund on Tuesday night, the biggest story in the Champions League this week has been Juventus’ demolition of Barcelona in the first leg of their quarter-final.
It’s the second time the Spanish giants have capitulated away from home in consecutive rounds, suffering a 4-0 defeat to PSG during their last European outing on the road – leading to that incredible 6-1 comeback at the Nou Camp.
Whether Barcelona can repeat the feat against one of the tightest defences in world football remains to be seen, but the star of the show as the Old Lady hit the visitors for three was undoubtedly prodigious forward Paulo Dybala.
The Argentine ace, who has represented his country on six occasions, bagged a first-half brace with two superbly-taken goals and was a constant thorn in Barcelona’s side throughout the ninety minutes.
Calcio Mercato reported in March that Manchester United have made attempts to sign the 23-year-old before and judging by his returns this season, it’s not hard to see why.
Indeed, more of a forward than an out-and-out front-man, Dybala’s combined a consistent supply of goals with an abundance of creativity, conjuring up a whopping 53 chances in Serie A and the Champions League combined. He’s also proved a real menace when running with the ball, winning almost one foul per successful dribble.
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