Matthjis de Ligt’s career for the Bianconeri gets a rough start as the defender netted in a luckless same side in his starting 11 debut against Inter Milan.
After a substitute debut against Tottenham last Sunday, Sarri gave the former Ajax skipper a chance to start the game, but it didn’t end up fortuitous for the 19 year old.
Matthijs de Ligt has had a tough start at Juventus…
Minutes played: 60
Goals conceded: 3
Own goals: 1 pic.twitter.com/sCvDlAVlqA
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) July 24, 2019
By the 10th minute, Stefano Sensi volleyed the ball up from a corner kick onto the Nerazzuri midfielder Roberto Gagliardini’s head, who’s filck caused the ball to end up on de Ligt’s right shin, and went straight into the net as Szczęsny stood incapable.
Watch the center back’s misfortune occurrence in the video below-
Following the incident, Sarri replaced the teenager with Merih Demiral in the second half.
By the 68th minute the Old Lady’s talisman Cristiano Ronaldo’s equalizer came from a spectacular free-kick. The match went onto penalty shootouts where Juventus won 4-3.
Despite the win against domestic rivals, fans weren’t happy at their starlet defender’s mishap, while some poked fun.
However, there were some fans who defended the youngster’s ill fate.
“It is a pre-season. He needs some time, do you think so? Ronaldo didnt scored first 10 games for Juventus.” one fan said.
The Dutch international was one of Sarri’s main targets this transfer window, and arrived at Turin for an astronomical €75 million.