Paulo Dybala’s sensational near-post finish versus Barcelona has earned him a nomination for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Quarter-Finals, presented by Nissan.
The Juventus forward’s stunning strike inspired the Old Lady to a 3-0 rout of the Catalans in Turin last week, one of two goals he claimed on a night that ultimately sealed their safe passage to the semi-finals.
But the Argentinian faces stiff opposition in a week of excellent goals, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s leaping volley at the Allianz Arena that helped secure Real Madrid’s place in the final four.
Hoping to become the first side in competition history to successfully defend the Champions League, Madrid finished the job in the Spanish capital this week with Marco Asensio also earning a nomination for his solo run and neat finish that rounded off a 4-2 extra-time win.
Juve, Madrid and Atletico will be joined by a Monaco side in sensational form after two fabulous strikes helped them past Borussia Dortmund and into the semis for the first time in 13 years.
Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe’s strike last week in Germany and Radamel Falcao’s flying header round of the nominations for this round’s prize.