(via Goal)

Paulo Dybala shook the world by scoring one of the most beautiful goals in the history of the UEFA Champions League, even though he was on a complicated angle and nobody expected him to shoot in the first place.

The Argentinean took the ball on the right side of the box and managed to send a seemingly impossible strike past Jan Oblak, leading Juventus to a narrow 1-0 victory over Atletico de Madrid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnzQ5xqljfM

However, Maurizio Sarri admitted he didn’t want Dybala to take the shot in the first place and was actually angry at the striker when he saw him shoot the ball:

“Dybala scored a goal that nobody could have advised him to do. The first thing that a coach says in that situation is: ‘Why the f*ck are you shooting from over there?’ And therefore what he did was extraordinary. The applause was owed to him, for the performance but also for the technical skill which was extraordinary,” Sarri claimed in the post-game conference,as quoted by Frammenti di Calcio Stampa.

Juventus struggled to get much going in the offensive end vs. Diego Simeone’s team, with Cristiano Ronaldo far from his best once again. Naturally, the press asked Sarri whether he thinks his style of playing is hurting Cristiano’s ability to make an impact, but the Italian quickly dismissed that narrative:

“No, there was no problem with Ronaldo. The problem was the way we were occupying spaces. In the first half, Paulo was often playing far away from the goal, Cristiano was not playing in the center and therefore we were never occupying the central spaces.

We could have done this more with one of the two alternatively, when Paulo was going for the ball Cristiano could have played more in the center and when Cristiano was out Dybala could have gone less for the ball. Otherwise, we could have exploited that space with (Aaron) Ramsey, therefore we had some problem occupying spaces, rather than because we were cutting off players from the game,” Sarri concluded.

Cristiano Ronaldo has looked very frustrated over the last couple of weeks and there’s been some speculation about a desire to leave the club due to Sarri-Ball, but so far, The Old Lady keeps running and gunning.