The Argentina international was the match-winner when the two European giants met at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, but his participation in this evenings showdown was put at risk by the former Arsenal goalkeeper.
Attempting to pass the ball out to the wing, the Pole succeeded only in firing it straight at the Argentine, who had his back turned to his goalkeeper.
The 24-year-old was treated for several minutes by the Juventus physio before he got to his feet, looking particularly groggy.
Szczesny put a consoling arm around his teammate before planting a kiss on his neck, much to Dybalas apparent annoyance.
Paulo Dybala is fuming after Wojciech Szczęsny smashes a ball at his head
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United were looking to get back to winning ways in the Champions League following a solid run of domestic form, but Jose Mourinho was keen to downplay the significance of the fixture in his pre-match interview with BT Sport.
Its important but not crucial (to win the game), we will not leave this stadium qualified but we will also not leave in Europa League or outside of Europe,; he said.
The situation doesnt matter we still need to play two more and I think the last decision will be made in Valencia. We think about this now and we will try to win.
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