Dybala Sends Message to Juventus Fans After Celebrating Roma’s Win

Dybala Sends Message to Juventus Fans After Celebrating Roma’s Win

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
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  • AS Roma beat Juventus 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to a Gianluca Mancini goal
  • Paulo Dybala started as a striker against his former club but failed to find the net
  • His actions after the game sparked reactions from the Bianconeri fans

Paulo Dybala spent seven years at Juventus before he joined Roma at the beginning of the 2022/23 season. The Old Lady decided against offering a new contract to one of their most successful players.

Jose Mourinho snapped him up for free, and he has been one of the capital club's most important players as they fight to return to the UEFA Champions League next season.

Paulo Dybala, Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Juventus.
Paulo Dybala celebrating after Roma's 1-0 win over his former club Juventus. Photo by Silvia Lore.
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The Special one was on the touchline to guide his team to victory after his initial suspension was overturned following his red card against Cremonese last week. Official Marco Serra was suspended indefinitely, as reported by Roma Press.

Dybala explains celebration to Juventus fans

Dybala played 73 minutes before English striker Tammy Abraham replaced him. The Argentine's gesture close to the end of the game did not go down well with his former fans.

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The 29-year-old celebrated a late save from goalkeeper Rui Patricio on the touchline with Gini Wijnaldum and had to clarify the action on his Telegram channel, as reported by Football Italia.

“I know it’s difficult for you, and it is also for me. However, I play for a different club and with other teammates today, and I have to respect them. It is never easy to win, and for us, it was very important,” he wrote.
“Respect will always be there, don’t let yourself be deceived by social media. I just celebrated with my teammates. I am sorry you see it this way. A big hug to everyone,” he concluded.

The World Cup winner scored 115 goals for the Bianconeri in 263 games, placing him 10th on their list of goal scorers.

Dybala explains World Cup penalty

La Joya is no stranger to explaining his actions on the pitch. He explained his penalty against France at the World Cup final, as earlier reported by Sports Brief.

He had limited appearances at the World Cup but made two vital actions in the final to help his country win. First, he kicked the ball away after Kylian Mbappe had dribbled through La Albiceleste's defence.

Second, he converted his penalty in the shootout, which he revealed goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez told him to shoot straight through the middle.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.