Juventus forward Paulo Dybala remains wary of Porto


Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has warned his team not to take anything for granted when they play host to FC Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Italian champions secured a 2-0 win in Portugal in the first leg of their last-16 tie, meaning they are well-placed to progress to the quarter-finals.

“In order to qualify we have to be very careful.”  Paulo Dybala

However, Argentina international Dybala, is aware that a comeback is more than possible in the Portuguese capital, especially after Barcelona overturned a four-goal first-leg deficit to knock out Paris Saint-Germain.

He told O Jogo: “The win against Porto gives us some peace of mind, because we have a good advantage.

“But the truth is that Porto are a good team and, in the first leg, they made life difficult for us until we scored. Our away goals will be the key, so we’ll have to be very careful at the back.

“We dream of winning the Champions League, but we have to pass through (several) traps – Porto is the next one.”

In particular, Dybala pointed to the threat posed by striker Tiquinho Soares, who has been a revelation since his arrival from Vitoria Guimaraes in January.