Paulo Dybala is one of the top three players in the world, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon claimed after the forward scored a brace against Barcelona to put his side in control of their Champions League quarter-final.
Dybala struck twice before half-time with a pair of beautifully-taken finishes and a Giorgio Chiellini header in the second half crowned a dominant 3-0 win in Turin.
“Paulo Dybala has grown dramatically over the last two years,” Buffon told Mediaset Premium.
“When I talk to directors or friends in football, I’ve been saying for a while that he is good enough to be in the top five players in the world and he wouldn’t be out of place in the top three.
“Having said that, he needs to prove it every time and with regularity, to show he is worthy of our expectations of him.”