Cometh the hour. Cometh the man. Well, strictly speaking, it was after 72 minutes that Paulo Dybala started conjuring up his magic in a match that was crying out for someone to step up, score and steal the headlines.
La Joya, starting his first league match in almost a month, made sure he was that man by notching a quite brilliant brace all within a whirlwind five minutes.
If his first goal was well taken – a neat finish from Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross – his second certainly entered the realm of the spectacular, as he dribbled through Verona’s defence before dispatching an unstoppable shot into the same bottom corner.