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Concern for Juve as Dybala forced off with injury ahead of Barca clash

8:09 PM IST 19/03/17
Paulo Dybala Juventus Palermo Serie A
Massimiliano Allegri will be hopeful that his star attacker's injury is not too serious with a crunch Champions League clash in a number of weeks

Juventus are sweating on the fitness of Paolo Dybala after the forward was forced off with an injury against Sampdoria on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Argentina international was taken off after just 28 minutes in the Serie A clash, appearing to clutch his thigh in pain, although he was able to walk off the pitch.

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With a Champions League quarter-final encounter with Barcelona to come in April, Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri will hope that the injury is not too severe.

The first leg will be played at Juventus Stadium on April 11, with the second leg scheduled for April 19 at Camp Nou.

Dybala has been a key player for the Bianconeri since his arrival from Palermo last season and he has contributed his fair share of goals this term.

After hitting 23 goals last year, the attacker has bagged a total of 14 goals in all competitions this season so far, including two in the Champions League.