Juventus’ renaissance continues apace and today’s 3-0 win over Verona took them up to second place in the table just two points behind leaders Fiorentina.

The pick of the goals came from Paulo Dybala who, after a slow start to his Juve career, is finally beginning to justify the hype which accompanied his €32 million move from Palermo.

Comparisons with the world’s best player are inevitably invidious, but there were shades of compatriot Lionel Messi in the way the Argentinian curled the ball over the wall and beyond the outstretched arms of the Verona goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.

Only 22 years of age and with great technical ability, Dybala had added consistency to his play in recent months. If he continues to improve at his present rate, the comparisons with Messi will not appear quite so outlandish.