Paulo Dybala was unveiled as Juventus’ new number ten this week and the 23-year-old proved just why he was an suitable heir with a one-man comeback against Lazio in the Supercoppa. However, after cancelling out the Rome side’s two-goal lead, the Aquile snatched the title in stoppage time.
With six consecutive Serie A titles there is no questioning Juventus’ dominance in Italy but a Ciro Immobile double left Juventus starring at defeat in the season opener until Dybala turned the game.
A stunning free-kick in the 85th minute was swiftly followed by an equaliser from the penalty spot as Dybala put last year’s Supercoppa spotkick miss behind him but as it looked as though Lazio were done, Alessandro Murgia struck a dramatic winner.
Victory for Lazio was sweet revenge after losing the Coppa Italia final to Juve in May and a blow to the Bianconeri after a disappointing summer, which for many has signaled a significant weakening of the Serie A champions.