Who is Paulo Dybala?

The striker scored twice for Juventus on Tuesday night

BY Daniel Kelly 07:42 Wednesday 12 April 2017, 7:42 12 Apr 2017

Picture by: Isabella Bonotto/Zuma Press/PA Images

Paulo Dybala stole the headlines on Tuesday night in Juventus' 3-0 win over Barcelona in Turin.

The Argentine striker scored twice in the first-half, as the Serie A champions put one foot into the semi-finals after a dominant display.

Despite being on 23-years-old, the striker has quickly become one of the brightest talents in World football. He has yet to feature prominently for Argentina, making only six appearances so far.

Dybala made his debut for the South American giants in October 2015. The majority of his appearances have come from the bench, and he has yet to score.

Since his move to Juventus in June 2015, the striker has flourished. He has scored 27 league goals, and 38 in all competitions since joining the Bianconeri.

Dybala began his career in Argentina with his hometown team Instituto. Playing in the Argentine second-tier, he made a name for himself, scoring 17 goals in his debut season, including two hat-tricks. 

After a single season in Argentina, Dybala moved to Italy, where he joined Palermo. In three seasons in Sicily, the striker impressed in both Serie A and Serie B, before his performances in 2014/15 earned him a move to Juventus.

In his debut season in Turin, Dybala was the team's top scorer on the way to winning Serie A. His 19 goals came in 34 games. Only Gonzalo Higuain scored more league goals last season.

This year, he has not reached the heights of his debut season in Turin, but his two goals against Barcelona, will heighten the attentions of teams around Europe.

When he signed for Palermo, Dybala was hailed as "the new Sergio Aguero" by club president Maurizio Zamparini. He still has a way to go to match those heights at club and international level. 


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