Paulo Dybala will be out of contract towards the end of this season. A lot of clubs are already monitoring the situation and are looking to add him to their squad for the next season. One of the clubs that has recently shown interest in the attacker is German club Borussia Dortmund. With Erling Haaland leaving in the summer, Dortmund are looking for players who can replace him and improve the side. Paulo Dybala carries a lot of experience with him. He joined Juventus in 2015 and has won five league titles with them. He gave some impressive performances in the UEFA Champions League this season, and here are some of the stats.
Paulo Dybala made five appearances in the UEFA Champions League this season. He has featured mostly on the right side of the attack, as observed from the above heat map. Dybala has been flexible with his positioning on the pitch and likes to cut inside from the right side. Overall, the player has taken 15 touches inside the opposition’s penalty box.
He found the back of the net three times, and two goals were scored from the penalty spot. Overall, Dybala attempted 12 shots, and eight were against Zenit in the same game. Of these 12 shots, five were on target. Only five shots were attempted from outside the penalty box. The overall xG rate of the player was 2.15.
Paulo Dybala has also been effective with his passing on the pitch. He attempted 176 passes with an accuracy rate of 89.2. The above map shows all the passes that were successfully delivered by the player. Of these 176 passes, ten successfully landed inside the opposition’s penalty box. The Argentine also had an assist to his name in the Champions League. His passes included five crosses, six smart passes, and eight through passes. Paulo Dybala attempted most of the passes toward Danilo. He attempted 29 passes towards the full-back. The highest threat was created from five passes toward Federico Bernardeschi.
Dybala has also made some defensive contributions. He has intercepted the ball seven times and recovered 17 times. Of these 17 recoveries, 16 were made inside the opposition’s half.
The 28-year-old Argentine is quite flexible with his positioning on the pitch and can play as a false number nine, attacking midfielder and towards the wide. He can add a new dynamic to Borussia Dortmund’s attack. Dybala can also score spectacular goals. His addition will be a great boost to Dortmund. They will look to sign him for free in the summer.