Paulo Dybala is at a risk of missing the 2022 FIFA World Cup after injuring his left thigh when taking a penalty in Roma’s 2-1 victory over 10-man Lecce in Serie A on Sunday.
The Giallorossi needed a boost after a 2-1 home defeat to Real Betis in the Europa League, and the capital-based team entered Sunday’s game without injured Zeki Celik, with Andrea Belotti preferring over Tammy Abraham on the forward line.
Roma made a bright start just five minutes into the game when a floated cross found Chris Smalling who out-jumped his marker to head in.
Lecce’s situation went from bad to worse in the 22nd minute when Morten Hjulmand saw red after a mistimed tackle on Belotti.
But the away side got back on level terms in the 38th minute when Gabriel Strefezza swept in from close range.
Roma restored the lead straight after the break as Abraham went down in the box and Dybala stepped up to convert the penalty, but was subbed off immediately as he started hobbling after the spot-kick.
Roma coach Jose Mourinho noted it was likely that Dybala would sit out the remainder of 2022, meaning that the hitman could miss out on the World Cup in Qatar which begins in November.
Abraham thought he had got a third in the dying minutes, but it was chalked off for offside.
Elsewhere, Atalanta fumbled a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Udinese. Atalanta’s frustrated draw, coupled with Napoli’s 4-1 drubbing of Cremonese, sent the Partenopei two points clear at the top of the table.
Also on Sunday, Monza registered their third consecutive win after beating Spezia 2-0, Salernitana edged Hellas Verona 2-1, and Torino shared the spoils with Empoli in a 1-1 draw.
Paulo Dybala scored one and set up another to help AS Roma beat Empoli 2-1 away in Serie A on Monday.
The Giallorossi had suffered dismal performances recently, with consecutive defeats in Serie A and the UEFA Europa League.
Dybala put Roma ahead in the 17th minute as a poor clearance fell kindly into the path of the Argentine, La Joya fired in a trademark left-footed volley outside of the box.
The home side got back on level terms before the interval, as Filippo Bandinelli equalized with a bullet header.
Roma restored their lead in the 70th minute, with Dybala involved again as he whipped in a cross from the right, allowing Tammy Abraham to cushion in a volley at the back post.
The Giallorossi should have extended their lead 79th minute, but Lorenzo Pellegrini saw his spot-kick smack the woodwork.
Empoli were reduced to ten men as Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro was sent off after a dangerous challenge.
The win sends Roma into fifth place with 13 points, one point ahead of Inter Milan.
Paulo Dybala finally scored his first goal for AS Roma as Jose Mourinho’s charges beat Monza 3-0 in Tuesday’s Serie A clash.
Jose Mourinho’s side made a couple of heavyweight transfers this summer, in which Dybala was a statement signing at the Eternal City.
The home side went ahead thanks to Dybala’s electric solo run and shot in the 17th minute.
Roma doubled the lead in the 31st minute, when Tammy Abraham forced a save out of goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio, but Dybala followed to tap in the loose ball.
Lorenzo Pellegrini’s corner set up Roger Ibanez for a header to finish the job on the hour mark, before new arrival Andrea Belotti came off the bench to make his debut.
With the win, Roma temporarily move top of Serie A with 10 points, while newly-promoted Monza, run by Silvio Berlusconi, have suffered four consecutive defeats.
Elsewhere, Inter Milan bounced back from a setback against Lazio by dominating Cremonese 3-1 at San Siro. Joaquin Correa and Nicolo Barella put the Nerazzurri firmly in charge at half-time, before Lautaro Martinez sealed the win in the 75th minute. David Okereke pulled a goal back for the away side in the dying minutes, but it was too late.
Elsewhere, AC Milan were forced to share the spoils with Sassuolo in a 0-0 draw despite dominating possession, with Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan also saving Domenico Berardi’s penalty.
Paulo Dybala returned to haunt Juventus with an assist for Tammy Abraham as AS Roma forced Juventus to a 1-1 draw in Serie A at Allianz stadium on Saturday.
Both sides were unbeaten in the new season as Roma kept a perfect record with back-to-back 1-0 victories while Juve managed one win and one draw.
Juve entered Saturday’s game without Leonardo Bonucci, Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba and Federico Chiesa, but had Wojciech Szczesny back in goal. Roma added Nicolo Zaniolo and Georginio Wijnaldum to its absentee list. Dybala who moved to the eternal city as a free agent this summer returned to Turin as an opponent.
It was an electric start, as the home side went ahead after 76 seconds in an astonishing way. Dusan Vlahovic’s stunning free kick bounced off the underside of the bar and into the net, leaving Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio rooted to the spot.
Juve was in total charge, and Manuel Locatelli doubled the lead in the 25th minute, but it was wiped out due to Dusan Vlahovic’s handball in the build-up.
The Bianconeri kept dangerous but was punished in the 68th minute for wasting chances as a corner found Dybala at the back post, who rolled across for Abraham to head in from a close range.
Elsewhere, AC Milan temporarily sits on the top after a 2-0 victory over Bologna. New arrival Charles De Ketelaere got his first start and showed his quality as his assist for Rafael Leao broke the deadlock, before Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic volley sealed the win.
Also on Saturday, Torino won Cremonese 2-1 away while Spezia shared the spoils with Sassuolo at 2-2.
Paulo Dybala provided an assist in his AS Roma debut to help the Italian side beat Premier League outfit Tottenham 1-0 in a friendly match in Haifa, northern Israel on Saturday night.
The Argentine attacker, who just joined Roma on a free transfer last week, brought an immediate impact to his new club on his debut as Brazilian center back Roger Ibanez scored the only goal in the 29th minute in front of Roma fans’ stand, thanks to a corner kick by Dybala.
Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane once found the net in final minute of the first half, but was flagged offside.
Antonio Conte’s team created more chances in the second half, especially after new signing Richarlison was subbed in, but both teams failed to score again.
This is Tottenham’s final pre-season match before their league opener against Southampton on August 6, while Roma will seal their preparation for new season by hosting Shakhtar Donetsk one day later.
Argentine sensation Paulo Dybala has joined Roma as a free agent.
Having joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015, Dybala quickly made his mark at the Allianz Stadium. In his seven seasons with Juve, La Joya scored 115 goals and won five Serie A titles. But Juve let his contract run down to June 30 after the extension negotiations collapsed.
Dybala had long been linked with a free transfer to Inter Milan, but the Nerazzurri didn’t make further move after Romelu Lukaku’s return.
“The days that have led up to me signing this contract have been filled with so many emotions. The speed and determination with which Roma demonstrated just how much they wanted me made all the difference,” Dybala said.
The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Roma that runs until 2025. According to multiple resources in Italy, Dybala will earn 4.5 million euros per season with relative bonuses.
Dybala picked up No. 21 jersey in his new club, despite many expecting him to inherit No. 10 which is vacant after legend Francesco Totti retired.
Juventus claimed its second consecutive victory in Serie A after beating Genoa 2-0 on Sunday, thanks to a pair of strikes from Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala.
Juve entered into Sunday’s game without Federico Chiesa and needed a win to keep pace on the table.
La Vecchia Signora controlled the game from the very beginning and broke the deadlock in the ninth minute, Cuadrado repeated what Hakan Calhanoglu had done on Saturday, as his corner curled viciously into the net.
Juve continued its dominance and created a couple of promising chances, but Genoa goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu played heroics to make a series of stunning saves.
The second finally arrived in the 82nd minute, as Federico Bernardeschi combined with Dybala from the left, La Joya finished with a ferocious left-footed strike.
With the win, Juve climbed to fifth place with 27 points but is still seven points away from the Champions League zone.
Also on Sunday, Lazio ended its winless run as it won Sampdoria 3-1 away, Ciro Immobile bagged a brace, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic added another but saw red for dissent.
Elsewhere, Hellas Verona made a marvelous comeback win as it went from 3-0 down to overturn Venezia 4-3, Fiorentina edged past Bologna 3-2, Spezia shared spoils with Sassuolo at 2-2.
Hellas Verona stunned Serie A giants Juventus on Saturday after handing them a 2-1 defeat.
The Bianconeri, who also suffered another shock defeat to Sassuolo 2-1 in midweek, had to do without Federico Chiesa, De Sciglio, Moise Kean and Aaron Ramsey on Saturday’s game, while Arthur started in the middle of the park.
The home side surged into a 2-0 lead after 14 minutes into the game, as Giovanni Simeone completed a brace in a span of three minutes with a follow-up and a spectacular curler.
Juve was more aggressive after the break and pulled one goal back in the 80th minute as Weston McKennie drilled home in the box.
Paulo Dybala had the chance to equalize before the whistle, but only saw his attempt palmed away by the goalkeeper.
The Old Lady dropped to the eighth place with 15 points, 13 points adrift of joint leaders Napoli and AC Milan who visit Salernitana and Roma respectively on Sunday.
Also on Saturday, Atalanta held Lazio 2-2 with Marten de Roon’s late equalizer, while Torino dominated Sampdoria 3-0 with Andrea Belotti celebrating his 100th goal in Serie A.
ROME, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2019-20 Serie A season, Italy’s top flight football league revealed on Tuesday.
In addition to Dybala’s awards, the Lega Serie A also named this season’s Best Young Player, Best Goalkeeper, Best Defender, Best Midfielder, and Best Striker.
Dybala, who looked set for a move to the Premier league last summer, scored 11 Serie A goals for the Bianconeri in 33 outings, helping Juve win their ninth consecutive Scudetto.
The Serie A awards were drawn up according to Stats Perform statistical surveys with the help of tracking data recorded by Netco Sports.
All matches played in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana were considered.
Following are the Serie A awards winners:
BEST GOALKEEPER: Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus)
BEST DEFENDER: Stefan De Vrij (Inter Milan)
BEST MIDFIELDER: Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta)
BEST STRIKER: Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
BEST YOUNG PLAYER: Dejan Kulusevski (Parma)
BEST OVERALL: Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Juventus have offered Paulo Dybala to Manchester United to complete Paul Pogba’s swap deal.
The Italian giants opted to include one of their stars, Dybala to counter Real Madrid who have also offered Gareth Bale to United.
Pogba is reported to be favouring a return to Turin rather than join Madrid, but United still need to agree to let him leave.
But Zinedine Zidane could be a big factor too. The pair respect each other massively and the player would be key in the coach’s setup at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Alex Sandro and Blaise Matuidi could also be offered in exchange for Pogba, with Maurizio Sarri’s arrival placing question marks on their respective futures.
Pobga is set to hold talks with Manchester United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week over his future ahead of the new season.
United boss has made it clear that he wants the French midfielder to be part of his new team at Old Trafford.
But Pogba is not keen on staying at United after falling out with many fans over inconsistent performance during his spell at the club.