GO­ING UP / DOWN

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GO­ING UP

Koulibaly de­serves to be men­tioned along­side the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Thi­ago Silva and Ser­gio Ramos as the best de­fend­ers in the world.

The Partenopei gen­eral was a colos­sus against Paris Saint-Ger­main as Napoli held the French cham­pi­ons 1-1 on Cham­pi­ons League match­day four, and his per­fect tackle to stop Kylian Mbappe burst­ing away through on goal was the talk of so­cial me­dia post-match.

GO­ING DOWN

Paulo Dy­bala, some­what sur­pris­ingly, only struck once in Novem­ber and with Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and Mario Mandzu­kic per­ma­nent fix­tures in the Ju­ven­tus line-up, the diminu­tive for­ward must im­prove his num­bers dra­mat­i­cally to en­sure he – and not Dou­glas Costa – is claim­ing the fi­nal berth in at­tack.

How Ron­aldo’s ar­rival was go­ing to im­pact Dy­bala was a ques­tion asked al­most as soon as the block­buster trans­fer was con­firmed, and the an­swer so far is firmly in the neg­a­tive, with only two Serie A goals in the first three months of the sea­son.

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