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With less than a minute played in tonight’s Champions League round of 16 first leg between Porto and Juventus, the Italian powers played the ball to escape the pressure.
Giorgio Chiellini conceded Wojciech Szczesny, before the stopper produced a small feint and handed the ball to Rodrigo Bentancur.
Bentancur took a bunt before realizing that he would have to move the ball very fast as he was under pressure only a few meters from his goal, then came an absolutely horrible decision from the midfielder.
The ace tried to return the ball to Szczesny, but his backward pass attempt fell woefully short, leaving Mehdi Taremi sliding down, with the ball ending up in the back of the net in just 61 seconds.
What the hell !? ?
With 61 seconds into the game, Porto is in the lead! ???
Bentancur …? pic.twitter.com/RpJEmzUmcX
– Football at BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 17, 2021
BT Sport images.
Andrea Pirlo will be absolutely furious after this, it is the worst way the match could have started for Juventus and his initial game plan is now out of the window.