Paulo Dybala shines for Argentina in Lionel Messi’s absence

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Paulo Dybala has often been compared to Lionel Messi because of the position he operates in and his style of play.

However, that’s largely been a curse for the Juventus forward who is always measured against the Barcelona star’s success while he also finds his international career hampered by his compatriot’s presence.

Messi remains on indefinite leave from the Argentina squad though and it was Dybala who took centre stage in a 2-0 win over Mexico in a friendly on Friday.

With Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero also absent, Dybala led Argentina to another encouraging victory under interim coach Lionel Scaloni.

“We’re on the right path,” Scaloni said.

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