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Serie A: Paulo Dybala makes stunning return as Juventus end slump with Napoli win | Football News – Times of India

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala marked his return from damage with a stunning purpose in a 2-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday that moved the Turin membership into third place in Serie A and ended their type slump.
Cristiano Ronaldo fired the hosts into an early lead earlier than substitute Dybala, making his first league look since January, curled a shot into the underside nook to double their lead after 73 minutes.
Lorenzo Insigne pulled one again for Napoli from the penalty spot within the remaining minute, but it surely was too little too late as the guests’ 4-match league successful run got here to an end.
It was an enormous outcome for Juve coach Andrea Pirlo, who got here into the sport underneath large stress after choosing up one level from two matches towards relegation-battling sides Benevento and Torino.
The champions are third within the standings with 59 factors, one behind AC Milan and 12 adrift of leaders Inter Milan. Napoli are fifth with 56 factors.
This fixture was initially scheduled to happen in October, however was postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak within the Napoli squad.
It was a vital sport within the race for Champions League qualification, as the 2 sides got here into it degree on factors and in contrasting type.
Juve ought to have been forward after two minutes when Ronaldo missed a obtrusive likelihood by heading huge from six yards, however the Portuguese quickly made amends by firing in from a Federico Chiesa cross.
Both groups had penalty appeals waved away earlier than veteran Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, incomes a shock recall to the aspect, made decisive saves from Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Insigne after the break.
Dybala didn’t want lengthy to make an impression on his return from a knee damage, the Argentine firing house an excellent end from the sting of the world 4 minutes after his introduction.
Victor Osimhen went down underneath Giorgio Chiellini‘s problem to earn Napoli a late spot-kick which Insigne transformed, but it surely proved to be solely a comfort.

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