Argentinian Striker Paulo Dybala returns to action for Juventus

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Editorial (February 18, 2018) – Argentinian striker Paulo Dybala has comeback to play after suffering a hamstring injury early in January. Juventus F.C.’s best player played 30 minutes in the 1-0 victory in the Turin Derby over Torino and even had two occasions to score.

Forward Paulo Dybala Returns to Action for Juventus F.C.

Dybala had missed the last six games for Juventus due a hamstring injury, his last appearance was in January 6th, a 1-0 win over Cagliari.

But now the 24-year-old has returned to the pitch again, and his return means a lot for the Bianconeri team. Juventus is second in Italy’s Serie A with 65 points, one point away of the leader Napoli, and his path in the UEFA Champions League is in threat after a 2-2 home draw against Tottenham on February 13th in the first leg of the Round of 16.

Dybala seems like his the best hope for Juventus now, he’s the top scorer of his team with 14 goals this season and the offensive side of “La Vecchia Signora” will be terrify again with his presence alongside his fellow Argentinian Gonzalo Higuaín.

Dybala returned to training with the first team last week, but he was unable to play in the Champions League as he finish his recovery.

“Having Paulo back is very important and means we can raise our level of quality that much more,” said brazilian defender Alex Sandro to the club’s official website.

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri said he would only give the Argentinian 30 minutes in his return, and Dybala entered to the game at 66th minute when he substituted Brazilian attacker Duglas Costa.

The last goal of “La Joya” was on December 30th last year when he scored twice in the 3-1 triumph over Verona in Serie A.

Champions Road

Dybala has not scored a goal in UEFA Champion League since April 11th, when he netted twice versus Barcelona in the first leg of the quarter-final and led Juventus to establish in semis.

But now his team needs the best version of the Argentinian. Tottenham will have home advantage in the second leg as they tied 2-2 at Turin, enough for the English team to secure a spot in the quarter final due the away goals rule.

Juventus have to take it all at Wembley or Draw 3-3 if the want to advance to the next round.

Notes of the Derby della Mole

Juventus has won 18, drawn five and lost just one game in the Turin Derby since 1999-2000 season. They also has won seven straight games in Serie A.

Torino won its first five games under new coach Walter Mazarri and had not lost since its defeat against Juventus in Coppa Italia on January 3rd. But they lost once again against the reigning champions of Italy on Sunday.

Torino is ninth in Serie A, five points away of an European spot.