Gatti’s no-look pass towards goal was a moment of utter madness and confusion for his teammates, especially goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who was standing far away from the goal and was completely alone. can stand and watch.
Juventus tasted defeat for the first time in Serie A this season when they were defeated by Sassuolo. The Old Lady have started the season well and are expected to claim their fourth win in five matches. However, the home team won with a score of 4-2.
Sassuolo led 2-1 at half time thanks to goals from Armand Lauriente and Domenico Berardi, Juve’s goal came from Matias Vina’s own goal.
Federico Chiesa restored balance in the 78th minute, but Andrea Pinamonti put the home team ahead again four minutes later. Juventus tried to get 1 point, but Federico Gatti’s humorous own goal in stoppage time ensured Sassuolo kept all 3 points at home.
There have been many own goals made, but in the media and social networks, Gatti’s goal is considered the most beautiful. As Juventus looked for a late equalizer, Wojciech Szczesny ran out of goal to take the free kick. Szczesny passed the ball to Gatti, Gatti was quickly pressed. In a confusing moment, he didn’t look and passed straight towards his own goal, thinking Szczesny was there. Of course, this goalkeeper did not have time to retreat and the ball bounced a few times before entering the net.
Szczesny just stood still and looked at his teammates. A few minutes later the final whistle blew and Gatti looked very disappointed.
According to Football Italia, Juventus players, especially Vlahovic, tried to encourage Gatti. The Serbian player hugged his teammate and tried to cheer him on as he left the field. Other Juventus players were said to have hugged Gatti. Massimiliano Allegri said: “He made mistakes and he will do more in his career. I think he played 30 games for Juventus. He has to keep calm, mistakes are obvious but does not affect the results.”
The 25-year-old defender deserves the sympathy and comfort of his teammates, because in Juventus’ prosperous matches early this season, he was one of the good players. He was scored by Sofascore 7.9 points in the 2-0 win over Empoli and 7.4 points when they won 3-1 against Lazio. However, it is clear that Gatti’s average score has been pulled down after this match.
Against Sassuolo, Gatti had not bad statistics when he touched the ball 74 times in 90 minutes of play, had an 86% pass success rate, made 4 clearances and 1 tackle. However, he also lost the ball 10 times and the rebound caused this defender to only get a score of 5.8 points.
Juventus will play their next match next week when they host Lecce. Lecce have had an excellent start to the season and are third in Serie A, unbeaten in their opening five matches.
Thanh Vu | 09:37 September 24, 2023