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Dybala lifts Juventus in Serie A ahead of Barca trip

Dybala lifts Juventus in Serie A ahead of Barca trip

Dybala has scored seven goals in four games in the early part of the season.

The 23-year-old also set up Juve's second goal for Gonzalo Higuain after he came on as a second-half substitute and his performance earned glowing praise from coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Such is his standing, Dybala was given the Juve's illustrious number 10 jersey famously worn by club legends Michel Platini and Alessandro Del Piero, with manager Allegri feels certain he's on the path to greatness.

During their Serie A match against Chievo Verona on Saturday, Juventus shifted from their 4-2-3-1 formation to a 4-3-3 with Miralem Pjanic driving the midfield along with Stefano Sturaro and Blaise Matuidi, who got his first start. "He and Neymar are the future once (Lionel) Messi and (Cristiano) Ronaldo hang up their boots", Allegri was quoted as saying by Juventus's website on Saturday. "You need to do well defensively and in attack to win trophies, so we got it wrong defensively in the Champions League final with Real Madrid and that is why we lost".

Allegri gave a debut start to summer signing, Brazilian winger Douglas Costa.

Paulo Dybala celebrates with his team-mates after scoring a goal
Paulo Dybala celebrates with his team-mates after scoring a goal

Bosnian midfielder Pjanic had an effort tipped on to the crossbar.

"We let Chievo have a few too many shots: 11". At times it makes me smile when people say we do or don't play good football.

The defender said: "It was important for me to be reunited with Allegri, who showed great confidence in me at Milan".

Icardi added to his Serie A tally this season with a 27th-minute penalty giving him a fifth goal after braces in the opening two games.

"Last season we played 57 competitive games, on top of internationals, so there are naturally some problems to consider", Marotta told Mediaset Premium.

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