Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Turin was home to Tuesday’s top goal in the Champions League. Juventus hosted Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in a tasty clash between two of the top defenses in Europe, but it was Juventus that got all three points thanks to superstar Paulo Dybala. On a set piece from an impossibly tight angle, the Argentine’s left-footed shot went directly at goal, beating the defenders and surprising Atleti’s goalkeeper for one of Dybala’s best goals in recent memory. 

It’s a set piece that is usually sent in as a cross, but Dybala went for the goal and got it. Take a look at this bit of magic that had quite the bit of pace behind it:

OK, so a few things here. First, that’s an outrageous strike. Some would call it ambitious, and some would think it is silly to even try. There is no margin for error there, and it’s not a low strike you are hoping to get deflected. 

The power and precision have to be perfect, and they were. Dybala also did this past arguably one of the top three goalkeepers in the world in Jan Oblak. Dybala has been on fire as of late for Juve, coming up with crucial goal after crucial goal. This one was the  game-winner in a victory that clinched the group for Juventus. Juve extended its lead over Atleti to six points heading into the final group stage game of this Champions League season.

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