2017/2018 Italian Serie A
  • Martín Cáceres (59')
  • Blaise Matuidi (6')
  • Paulo Dybala (72', 77')

Paulo Dybala carries Juventus to victory at Verona

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Juventus closed the gap to Serie A leaders Napoli back down to just one point after a 3-1 win at Verona with a brace from Paulo Dybala.

Blaise Matuidi gave the Bianconeri an early lead on six minutes when he slotted the ball into the bottom corner after Gonzalo Higuain's angled drive had bounced back off the post.

Higuain then shot straight at the Verona keeper from point-blank range, before, on the hour mark, former Juve man Martin Caceres drilled home an equaliser from 25 yards.

Juventus, though, went back in front on 72 minutes when Dybala -- who hadn't scored in the league since Nov. 19 -- swept the ball in after a cutback from Stephan Lichtsteiner, before the Argentina forward swiftly added a third with a fine individual effort.

Higuain had a late fourth disallowed for offside.