Paulo Dybala proved he is back with two late goals – scored with his weaker right foot – as Juventus struggled to beat Verona 3-1.
Napoli had already secured the status of Winter Champions as leaders at the half-way stage of the season, but Juve open up a six-point gap from the chasing pack, as Inter, Roma and Lazio all failed to win today.
Blaise Matuidi gave them the ideal start at the sold out Bentegodi, his scuffed finish finding the net after six minutes on the rebound from Gonzalo Higuain off the upright.
Nicolas made a couple of decisive saves, but ex-Juve player Martin Caceres got Hellas back on level terms with a scorcher from distance.
Dybala made the difference late on, as first he met a brave Stephan Lichtsteiner pull-back from the by-line, then sprinted forward from midfield to prod past Nicolas.
He scored two goals with his right foot, as many as in his entire Serie A career up to this day.
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