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Sarri stunned by Dybala, Ronaldo goals for Juventus

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 19 Dec 2019

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Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was stunned by Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals against Sampdoria, saying “wow does not describe” either strike.

Dybala scored a tremendous volley and Ronaldo an incredible header in a 2-1 victory that sent Juve back to the top of Serie A on Wednesday.

Sarri lauded both goals as he hailed his forwards, Ronaldo’s 45th-minute header proving the match-winner after Gianluca Caprari – later sent off – had cancelled out Dybala’s effort.

“When Ronaldo scored I thought the same as the Dybala one – ‘f***, wow,” he told a news conference.

“‘But wow does not describe it all. They both scored two outstanding goals.

“[Dybala] chose a left-footed volley in a situation where 99 players out of 100 would stop the ball and then shoot.

“The [Ronaldo] one, I think the amount of time he spent in the air before the header was incredibly long – a wonderful, physical and technical action.”

One forward not on the scoresheet was Gonzalo Higuain, who was replaced by Aaron Ramsey in the 69th minute.

But asked about Higuain being upset following the substitution, Sarri was unfazed.

“I don’t care. Players always complain if substituted. Better to stay away, but I don’t care,” he said.

“Higuain is playing a lot lately and he seemed very tired in the second half and I changed him.

“Angry? There will be a time when someone will start from the bench because of physical issues and the strikers will be different than today. Everything is normal.”

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