Dybala Celebrates Milestone Goal to Zenit Platini-Style

Paulo Dybala had a momentous performance against Zenit. His brace allowed him to reach 106 goals with Juventus. He was on a par with Michel Platini going into the match. The legendary Frenchman hit the net 104 times from 1982 to 1987.

After the opening goal, Dybala re-enacted Platini’s memorable pose in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup as he laid on the pitch with the arm below his head to protest when the referee disallowed a gem versus Argentinos Juniors in Tokyo.

With the second goal, Dybala leapfrogged another historic Juventus player: John Charles. He is now 11th on the all-time list of the scorers of the club. He commented to Sky after the game: “I had already planned this celebration. The 104th goal came against Inter, where there was no time to rejoice, so I waited until tonight.”

Dybala now has a different legend in his sight, as Roberto Baggio scored 115 goals during his years with the Bianconeri. Alessandro Del Piero is atop of the table with a wide margin since he found the target 290 times: “I would have to ride a moped to catch him. Luckily, I talk to him often and hope to reach him. It would be wonderful, but it is not easy at all.”

Despite the insistent rumors, Juventus have yet to formally announce the extension of the Argentinian striker. On the other end, CEO Maurizio Arrivabene suggested there is not any problem on that front: “The relationship with Dybala is excellent. We are extremely serene, and you will receive an update at the right time.”