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Paulo Dybala Takes Barcelona Personal As Barca Was Trashed 3 To Nil

Paulo Dybala celebrating his goal against Barcelona
Paulo Dybala in yesterday's UEFA champions league quarter-final first leg clash against the Spanish side Barcelona inspired the Italian table rockers Juventus to leave Luis Enrique in need of yet another miracle.

The Italian champions hardly needed telling that Paris Saint-Germain scored four against Barcelona in Paris in the previous round and that turned out to be insufficient to eliminate this team ranked the best team in the world. They were mesmerized with an overwhelming 6-1 defeat at camp nou after trashing the spanish side 4-0 in Paris.

Juventus, who have conceded just two Champions League goals all season and seemingly in their top form should now have to watch that match against Paris Saint-Germain last three weeks to avoid being humiliated and letting Barcelona set another UEFA champions league record.
Argentine young warlock and Juve's jersey number 21 Paulo Dybala registered two goals of quintessence which he completed before 23 minutes in the first half of the beautiful game then another goal from Giorgio Chiellini rounding it all up with a header from a corner which they won 54 minutes into the second half.

Barcelona who were hard-lucked in the game seems not to be in their worst form but could not just find a way to beat the Italian defenders.

Barcelona will need three goals in the second leg clash at least to have a chance of a Champions League semi-final place in Luis Enrique’s final season at the club and while it is hard to see them pulling off another escape, it is not wise to say that it is impossible.
Enrique said afterwards in a post match conference that it felt like “the third half of the Paris game”.

“I am always an optimist but I can always grieve too,” he said. “I feel 100 per cent responsible for what happened and that is heavy to take but from tomorrow we must get up and have to think about trying to come back. It was a nightmare but it’s part of football, like life itself.” oowh! What a coach!

Massimiliano Allegri who people thinks is the right fit to succeed Arsene Wenger obviously had a great evening. “It’s not over, football is a strange game and we will have to play a game with even more courage,” he said. “They scored six goals against PSG so we have to look to score a goal. The lads want to get to the final and we have to work for that. We know it will be difficult.” he said in a post match conference.

  • It took PSG just 55 minutes to score three in their home match against Barcelona in February and it took exactly the same time for Juventus to do the same.
  • The Spanish warlords seems to always be in their worst form away from home as all but one of Barcelona’s eight defeats this season have come away from home.
  • Juventus have now won 16 successive home matches in all competitions, and are unbeaten in 48 games there (W42 D6 L0).
What baffles you first about the 23-year-old Argentine forward and Italian warlock is the swiftness of execution and economy of movement with which he approaches his chances around goal. His first strike required two touches but his second touch was the shot he used to sweep the ball left-footed past Marc ter Stegen from the edge of the 12-yard box giving Juve a first half 1-0 lead.

Dybala’s first scored when the ball went to Juan Cuadrado at the right flank and he passed it after a well performed stepover into the area to the Argentine who switched it from right foot to left and stroked his shot that beat ter Stegen.

At about 20 minutes later, Dybala met the ball with a first time placing with his left foot from a cutback from the left, curling a shot around the Spaniard Gerard Pique and just inside the right post of ter Stegen’s goalpost.

Luiz Suarez's offside position made Messi's goal to suffer cancellation. Gianluigi Buffon saved from Andres Iniesta when Messi had threaded the pass of the match to him, straight through the heart of Juventus, a miraculous ball that took out five opponents and scarcely had an angle on it.

Javier Mascherano looked to have been outpaced and out-muscled by Chiellini before heading over him from the corner kick to the downward-right of ter-Stergen. That was it for the third goal.

Juve hung by a thread to the clean sheet towards the stoppage time of the game and their seventh this UCL season while steadying themselves for an earthquake of 33.3 magnitude next week.

In as much as Turin might just be the last destination of the Spanish champions' adventure this season, it's wise to note that they have done it before.

So, goodluck Enrique!!

1 comment:

  1. Hahahahaha!! Barca were rocked full time


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