Paulo Dybala coming good for Juventus

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Serie A champions Juventus have had quite an interesting campaign so far, but it's finally looking up for The Old Lady and it's mainly thanks to star striker Paulo Dybala.

It looked like Juve were going to be knocked off their perch as Serie A champions for the first time in four years after a shocking start to the league campaign.

After ten games they had only won three of them, and were sitting on just 12 points and way back in mid-table, behind their title rivals.


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However, add a further ten games to the mix and it's all looking rosy for Massimiliano Allegri's men following a sensational run of form and ten wins on the trot.

With the 30 points coming in the last ten games, it's seen Juve jump from mid-table to second and they are now just two points behind the league leaders.

So what's changed for The Old Lady? When did their luck change? Who's to thank for their impressive run of form?

It's hard to look past star striker Paulo Dybala.

The 22-year-old arrived at Juve this summer after they agreed to pay Serie A rivals Palermo roughly £25 million for the striker.

Dybala Replacing Tevez

Dybala's arrival at Juve came just as Carlos Tevez left the club in order to join boyhood club Boca Juniors. In fact, it was the veteran striker who helped Juve land Dybala as he made a personal phone call to convince the striker to choose the Italian champions instead of moving to England.

According to numerous reports, Premier League sides were interested in signing the 22-year-old, but a phone-call from Tevez changed Dybala's mind and convinced him to stay in Italy and move to Juve.

After a rather slow start to his career in Turin, Dybala is finally finding his feet and is already being labelled as the next Lionel Messi by some, including teammate Paul Pogba.

Juve's turnaround has been helped massively by Dybala's improved form and new-found confidence at this level.

20 league games and 13 goals is an impressive return for the 22-year-old and it's vital for Juve that he continues this red-hot scoring form.

It was clear that the big-name departures over the summer affected Juve, but it finally looks like they've moved on from the likes of Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo and are ready to win yet another league title.

If they do, they will owe a massive thank you to Dybala.

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