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Dybala Strikes Fear Into Opponents, Says Juventus Great Del Piero Amid Messi Comparisons

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Paulo Dybala has made an incredible start to the new season and his superb form has made life miserable for opposition defenders, according to Italy and Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.

Paulo Dybala was the Juventus hat-trick hero in win over Sassuolo

The Argentine forward scored a hat-trick on his 100th Juve appearance on Sunday as the defending champions outplayed Sassuolo 3-1 on Sunday and maintained their 100 per cent start this season.

Dybala already has eight goals to his name in four league matches and has 10 in six appearances in all competitions.

Despite being surrounded by Sassuolo players, Paulo Dybala fired in second

And on Sunday he was on another level – scoring the first from a sensational curling effort from outside of the penalty area. The Argentine forward netted two more after the break – slotting the ball home from a toe-poke finish and completed the hat-trick from a sublime free-kick.

Juventus legend Del Piero insisted that Dybala can score from anywhere, at any time and in any fashion.

Del Piero said that this uncertainty over how the Argentine will score makes Dybala, who has been compared to Messi, so dangerous.

Asked 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.”

Paulo Dybala fires in sublime free-kick to complete his hat-trick

“[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.”

Paulo Dybala was the hero for Juventus with second hat-trick of season so far

“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.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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