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What does Paulo Dybala’s trademark celebration actually mean?

We saw it at Old Trafford last last night but what does it mean?

Paulo Dybala’s celebration is the coolest in world football.

There, we said it.

Understated, simple, photogenic… the Argentinian No10’s trademark post-goal pose will be iconic by the time he hangs up his boots.

We saw it at Old Trafford last night as Juventus beat Man United 1-0 in Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest ‘homecoming’.

But what’s it all about?

Strike a pose

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Strike a pose

Speaking via Facebook, of all places, Dybala explained to his fans in 2016 how the ‘Dybalamask’ came about: “Dybalamask is really simple: it’s the mask of a gladiator,” he said.

“When we struggle, sometimes we must wear our warrior mask to be stronger, without losing our smile and kindness.”

He went onto say that he ‘transforms into a gladiator’ whenever he scores, with his warrior spirit helping him through times of hardship.

Are you not entertained?

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Are you not entertained?

We reckon we’ll be seeing it a few more times this season, don’t you?


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