Juventus Star Dybala Accepts Del Piero's Free-Kick Challenge With Buffon as Neutral Goalkeeper

Kavan Flavius

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has accepted club legend Alessandro del Piero's free-kick challenge, with Gianluigi Buffon set to be the neutral goalkeeper.

Del Piero, a former forward won six Serie A titles as well as the Champions League with the Old Lady, and will forever remain an iconic figure at the club.

Dybala has said that he would love to be regarded in the same light as the former player, but admits he's still far off.


"Del Piero is an example [to follow]," the Argentine told Sky Italia following Juve's 2-2 draw at Atalanta on Friday.

"It will be tough to follow in his footsteps, both on and off the field.  He scored much more [than me]. I'm missing a lot to be like Del Piero."

Well, he'll have a chance to go one-on-one with the legend very soon, having accepted a challenge thrown down by the 42-year-old.

"Free kicks? Nice challenge ... choose the date! On the goal there will be an impartial goalkeeper: Buffon, will you you there?" Del Piero tweeted, tagging Dybala, who duly accepted.

He replied: "Challenge accepted, free kicks challenge, as you are ready, start to practice." 

"Dear, then when are we organizing the race?" Del Piero hit back.

So that's settled then; it's on!

Kavan Flavius is a regular contributor to the Official Chelsea Guest Fan Blog, find him on Twitter @KavanFlavius.

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