Paulo Dybala was the star in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals game between Juventus and Barcelona. The Italian team thrashed the Catalan club (3-0) with a new exhibition of Dybala, who scored the first two goals of the game. Now, Juventus are very close from the semifinals and they claimed ‘vendetta’ after the defeat in the Champions League final in 2015.
Real Madrid supporters could be very happy to see how Barcelona were thrashed again in Europe. It looks like what happened in Paris, when the Blaugranas lost (4-0), was never going to happen again. But it actually did in Torino. Barcelona played a really poor game and Juventus, with some former Real Madrid footballers in the line-up like Sami Khedira or Gonzalo Higuaín, beat Barcelona.
However, the star of the game was Paulo Dybala. We can read a lot of headlines today talking about the great match of the Argentinian, who is now “the new Messi” for some newspapers. He scored the first two goals of the game with great shots and he showed his great skills as a playmaker.
Florentino Pérez likes Dybala and Real Madrid were interested in signing the Argentinian striker. Although the first option for the new ‘galáctico’ is Eden Hazard, Dybala is in the shortlist. He gained some more credit yesterday with an exhibition in a top level clash.
After the game, Paulo Dybala was asked about his future: “I’m very happy at Juventus. My renewal is very close and I want to enjoy what I’m living here. I’m going to try to give a lot of joy to my supporters”, Dybala commented.
The former Palermo player is negotiating a new contract with Juventus bosses but the agreement is taking a while to be closed. However, by this speech, we can be almost certain that Dybala will stay at Torino. After these kind of exhibitions, his price has raised. If Juventus paid €90M for Higuaín, how much would Real Madrid spend to sign Dybala? For sure, it would be one of the most expensive signings in football history.