Reuters / Giorgio Perottino
Massimiliano Allegri delivered news that came as music to the ears of Juventus supporters everywhere Tuesday, confirming that Paulo Dybala is fit for Wednesday’s Champions League encounter against Barcelona.
Dybala, who scored twice in the Bianconeri’s 3-0 hammering of the Blaugrana in the first leg of their quarter-final tie last week, limped out of Saturday’s Serie A fixture against Pescara with an ankle problem suffered on a poor tackle from Sulley Muntari.
He was seen leaving the stadium with a slight limp and a bandage around his right ankle, which led to speculation that he could be forced to watch the contest at the Camp Nou from the sidelines.
But Allegri, speaking to media during his pre-match press conference, allayed those fears, claiming his star man is “fine.”
Dybala, 23, has four Champions League goals on the campaign; after the opening half of his season was blighted by injury, the diminutive Argentine has once again established himself as the fulcrum around which the Italian side’s attack is built.