Sunday match against Genoa will surely take the worthy place in the
collection of memoirs of the forward of Juventus Paulo Dybala. The
Argentinean has made the first hat trick in the Series A and his
total of the scored goals in an elite Italian division demonstrates
now a round figure – now Dybala has 50 productive kicks. Of course,
it is impossible to claim that before Paulo players didn’t know how
to score, but there is a feeling that the change of game number (the
21st on the 10th) has favorably worked on the South American forward.
Six accurate kicks in three opening matches of the new season are
rather uncommon for football players even of such great club as
Juventus. If to address history, then it is possible to remember such
players as Omar Sívori, Michel Platini, Roberto Baggio, Alessandro
Del Piero and Carlos Tévez. And each of them had played an
important role in Turin club in due time and each of them was wearing
the 10 number shirt. Dybala, having received T-shirt with the number
10, didn’t lose courage but had managed to progress in respect of
effectiveness though it is early to draw any global conclusions on
the basis of three matches.
table of effectiveness of football players of Juventus in three
opening matches of the first season in which they were playing in the
T-shirt with the number 10 is given below.
player season matches scored goals
Sívori 1957-58 3 2
Platini 1982-83 3 2
Baggio 1990-91 3 3
Del Piero 1995-96 3 2
Tévez 2013-14 3 3
Dybala 2017-18 3 6
is Tevez’s fellow countryman (who is the pre-last 10’s holder in
Juventus) and Sívori; he has wonderful long-ranger which was
characteristic of Del Piero; he prefers to attack from the depth that
Baggio often did; he is a forward with the skills of the playmaker
that makes him similar with Platini. None of the above mentioned
football players who were possessing “happy” number managed
to reach those achievements which were gained by Dybala, though only
on the basis of three official meetings. Besides, there is one more
fact which distinguishes Paulo from all other “candidates”,
namely the fact that he is a left-footed (though in a match against
Genoa one goal was scored with the right leg). Dybala literally flits
across the field; he has excellent dribbling, ability to perform
standard positions skillfully.
All these demonstrate the typical repertoire for classical “10”.
is developing into the player whose position in modern football can
be characterized in two ways. Someone considers him to be the
forward, someone the playmaker, someone the playmaker with skills of
the forward. Last season the Argentinean needed time to find the
place in the Massimiliano Allegri’s attacking system of
coordinates. This season Dybala demonstrates new game identity thanks
to autonomy which was provided by the head coach. The South American
received tactical freedom, he is taking this or that part of the
field on call of his own instinct. Under the leadership of Allegri
Dybala became the player that midfielder of the Real Madrid Isco
could become whom Turin wanted to have a few years ago. The bosses of
Bianconeri didn’t manage to convince heads of Real Madrid to let him
go. That year in summer Dybala had moved from Palermo to Juventus and
Massimiliano Allegri had received another gemstone. Experts note that
Dybala has such important quality as tactical intelligence. Being
free, he is moving to those zones where there is no high density and
has an opportunity to take a ball without opponents hanging on his
neck. In Genoa, for example, Dybala took Miralem Pjanić’s pass and
since then the team from Turin began his comeback. Dybala, as nobody
else, is capable to confuse defensive lines of the opponent.
scores heavy goals, – Allegri told after the previous match –
Nevertheless, there are aspects that he needs to work through. In
addition to the championship of Italy it has to shine in frames of
the Champions League. I don’t know whether Dybala is included in the
five top of the world best forwards as it is very difficult to
compose such ratings. Nevertheless, I consider that the Argentinean
does important things, however he has to move further. Paulo is a
strong football player who possess magnificent technique but his
physical standards aren’t at optimum level yet, as well as the
standards of the team. His aim is to progress constantly as it is
easier to reach the top than to stay on it”. There is a feeling
that ascension of new Turin “10” has already began and two
figures on his back not only impose additional responsibility but
also bring him good luck”.
interesting facts about Paulo Dybala
the number of subscribers of the Argentinean in Instagram has risen
beyond10 million. The 22-year-old football player has uploaded video
on his page where the word “10” sounds in ten different
languages, including Russian. Some of his fans didn’t forget to
mention his branded “mask”. Dybala thanked fans in ten
different languages. Who knows, perhaps, the gesture with the palms
symbolizing new number of the Argentinean and number of his
subscribers will come into general use.
Dybala is known under the nickname La Joya (diamond, a jewelry) but
when he was playing for Palermo, Sicilians on the dialect called him
picciriddu – a child due to children’s features of his face.
Argentinean likes to play chess very much. He studied this art,
being a child. In Juventus Dybala was playing chess with Brazilian
Hernanes but he was sold in the winter and now Paulo can play chess
only on the football field.
more passion of Dybala is Lego. The Argentinean says that this
occupation allows him to take his mind off strange thoughts. He
won’t go to bed unless he sees a ready-made product, for example,
the prototype of Tower Bridge.
it was reported earlier, Paulo is a left-footed. Nevertheless, once
a week in order to increase the balance he is trying to write his
name in extreme conditions – with his right leg.
he play five-a-side when his friends do? No, Dybala prefers to be
the referee. The say that Paulo is very strict referee, quite often
he demonstrates the red card.
mother in his childhood wanted her son to play basketball. It is
difficult to believe in this when the child uses legs but not hands.
Today he is laughing at this story together with his friend and the
fellow countryman Fernando Kanpasso who is a professional basketball
player and performs in Spain.
doesn’t avoid troubles which usually trap people. In January, 2017
the snowbreak has covered Rigopiano hotel and Dybala made personal
video call to children Edoardo and Samuel who managed to be saved
and supported them. On Easter the Argentinean visited one of the
oncological centers in Turin.
has a collection of shirts but so far its size is rather modest.
After the first match of the new championship against Cagliari
Dybala has posted the photo of the most valuable item – Ronaldinho’s
shirt with the request to sign it. The Argentinean never hid that
the Brazilian is an idol for him.
The model Antonella Cavalieri was the beloved of Dybala for five
years. She tried to build the career in Italy, but didn’t succeed in
this field. Antonella visited the matches a lot of times but after
the break-off she returned to Argentina