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Watch: Paulo Dybala's 35-yard screamer was Champions League's goal of the night

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As the second round of Champions League fixtures got underway last night, most eyes were on events at Signal Iduna Park as Borussia Dortmund took on Real Madrid.

But, whilst the 2-2 draw between two of Europe's biggest teams was eventful, none of the goals scored could match up to the sensational strike produced by Juventus' Paulo Dybala on Tuesday evening.

Juve were already 2-0 up against Dinamo Zagreb when the Argentinian picked up the ball some 35 yards out from goal. What followed was a masterclass in long range shooting that probably not even his teammates were expecting. The Zagreb 'keeper certainly wasn't.

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Dybala netted 19 times for the Italian giants last season but hadn't found the back of the net so far this season.

Perhaps that was in the back of his mind when he took up possession, took two touches to get the ball out of his feet and unleashed a powerful left-footed shot that flew past Zagreb's Adrian Semper in the 57th minute.

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Not a bad way to open your account for the season and the goal only adds to Dybala's growing reputation.

Still only 22-years-old, the Argentinian forward is seen as one of the most exciting prospects plying his trade in Europe right now. With strikes like the one above, you can certainly see why.

Juventus, who ran out 4-0 winners in the end last night, will be desperate to ward off their rivals across the continent and they will be hoping that Dybala's wonder goal is only the start of another impressive campaign for the youngster.

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However, whilst his pile-driver versus Zagreb is worthy of watching on repeat, it might not actually have been the best goal of the night in the Champions League.

FC Copenhagen's Thomas Delaney produced his own long-range effort during his team's match against Club Brugge - one that Gary Lineker was pretty impressed with...

It is hard to pick between the two. However, what is certain is that there aren't many goalkeepers in the world that would have even got close to keeping either shot out.

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Paul Pogba
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Paulo Dybala
Patrice Evra
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