Paul Pogba makes long-awaited return to football in Juventus' 4-2 win against Torino

    Paul Pogba made his second debut for Juventus after coming on as a substitute in the second half.

    (CNN)Paul Pogba made his long-awaited return to football after almost a year on the sidelines in Juventus' 4-2 win against city rival Torino in Serie A.

    The former world champion came off the bench in the 69th minute with the scores level at 2-2 and helped the Bianconeri seal a much-needed win.
    Late goals from former Torino defender Gleison Bremer and Adrien Rabiot were enough for La Vecchia Signora to seal victory in the "Derby della Mole" and take it into seventh in Serie A. The Old Lady sits 10 points behind Lazio for the fourth and the final qualification spot for the Champions League.
      France star Pogba has not featured in a competitive match for 315 days, last making an appearance in a Manchester United shirt in the Red Devils' 4-0 loss to Liverpool on April 19, 2022.
        After a disappointing final few years in England, Pogba returned to Turin as a free agent in July 2022. But just two weeks after signing a four-year deal, the midfield maestro injured his right meniscus.
        He was initially ruled out for two months, but after failing to recover, he underwent surgery that saw him miss the World Cup where France reached the final.
        Coach Massimiliano Allegri was pleased with Pogba's return, who was making his second debut for the club, having played for the club in a trophy-laden spell from 2012 to 2016 before making a then-record transfer to Manchester United.
          "It had been a long time since we wanted Pogba back with us and we are happy. With a game every three days, we need everyone available," Allegri told DAZN and Sky Sport Italia after the game.