It seems that Barcelona just can’t get to grips with Champions League first legs, and they certainly couldn’t handle the exposed legs of Juventus’s star striker, Paulo Dybala.
The 23-year-old scored the Old Lady’s opening two goals in a 3-0 win against Barca, who will have been cruelly reminded of their 4-0 defeat against Paris St-Germain in the previous round.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 11, 2017
2nd leg at Camp Nou will be interesting; Dybala was on 🔥🔥
— Alex Martinez (@thatnikekidd) April 11, 2017
And as impressive as that performance was, Dybala’s goals weren’t the only things attracting attention – his incredibly low socks got tongues wagging also.
Dybala with the black boots and low socks ahhh so sleek so good
— Lucky Luciano (@Trequartistry) April 11, 2017
Some admired the style of the man – it’s a look alright.
— Bobby Firmino (@MPH_93) April 11, 2017
Others weren’t so keen – who knew socks could be so controversial?
Dybala really needs to pull his socks up ffs
— cae (@JanSmid58) April 11, 2017
I like dybala don't get me wrong but any striker that wears low socks just isn't for me 😔
— Ronan Connolly (@ronanconnolly16) April 11, 2017
Juve will travel to Barcelona as big favourites to progress to the semi-finals of the European competition, but we know you just want to see more of Dybala’s marvellous socks, so here’s a short gallery.
Those shin pads must be tiny – you’re not getting full coverage Paulo!
We can’t deny it’s not a fashionable look, however – and let’s be honest, it’s not exactly hampering his performances, is it?
More from us on Sock Watch next week.