‘Dybala strikes fear into opponents’

first_imgJuventus Dybala strikes fear into opponents, says Juventus great Del Piero amid Messi comparisons Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 17:52 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) paulo dybala - cropped Getty Images Juventus Paulo Dybala Sassuolo v Juventus Sassuolo Serie A The Argentine has been in blistering form of late, with a stunning hat-trick against Sassuolo on Sunday seeing him draw praise from an iconic figure The form of Juventus star Paulo Dybala has Serie A defenders running scared, according to Italy great Alessandro Del Piero.The Argentina international hit a hat-trick on his 100th Juve appearance on Sunday to help the champions to a 3-1 win over Sassuolo and maintain their 100 per cent record at the start of their title defence.Juve to beat Olympiakos BTTS 2/1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Dybala has scored eight times in those four league games and has 10 in six appearances in all competitions following an explosive start to the campaign.His first at MAPEI Stadium was a sublime curled effort from outside the penalty area and he scored two more after the break, prodding home a clever toe-poke finish before completing his treble with a fine free-kick.Former Juve star Del Piero says it is uncertainty over how he will try to score that makes Dybala – who has drawn comparisons to international team-mate and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi – so dangerous.The last player to score in the first  @SerieA_TIM matches of the season? Luca Toni in 2005/06. #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/MybKVaqtDd— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 17, 2017Asked about the free-kick, Del Piero told Sky Sport Italia: “It wasn’t an exceptional one and it wasn’t at too much of an angle but there was just enough of one for him to score.”[Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea] Consigli was almost in awe and that tells you Dybala is growing, not only with his goals but also in terms of how he plays.”People are afraid to face him at the moment, even when it comes to free-kicks. You don’t know what can happen.”Consigli could have saved it but he moved too late. The free-kick was well-hit, anyway.”last_img read more