Juventus closed the gap to Serie A leaders Napoli back down to
just one point after a 3-1 win at Verona with a brace from Paulo
Blaise Matuidi gave the Bianconeri an early lead on six minutes
when he slotted the ball into the bottom corner after Gonzalo
Higuain’s angled drive had bounced back off the post.
Higuain then shot straight at the Verona keeper from point-blank
range, before, on the hour mark, former Juve man Martin Caceres
drilled home an equaliser from 25 yards.
Juventus, though, went back in front on 72 minutes when Dybala
— who hadn’t scored in the league since Nov. 19 — swept the
ball in after a cutback from Stephan Lichtsteiner, before the
Argentina forward swiftly added a third with a fine individual
Higuain had a late fourth disallowed for offside.