Wojciech Szczesny (33), the famous Italian Juventus goalkeeper, was humiliated.
Szczesny scored the first goal in the 12th minute of the first half in the 2023-2024 Serie A 5th round away game against Sassuolo held at Mapei Stadium in Italy on the 24th (Korean time).
Sassuolo winger Armand Loriente caught the ball on the left side and fired a powerful right-footed shot. The ball clearly flew straight in front of Szczesny. However, it was a non-rotating kick. Szczesny extended his arm to punch, but the ball that hit his hand passed through his crotch and was sucked into the goal.스포츠토토
A non-rotating kick has the same principle as a knuckleball in baseball. Since the ball does not rotate, it moves irregularly depending on the weather, wind, and humidity. The same was true for Loriente’s shot. From Szczesny’s point of view, there is a high possibility that the ball was shaking and flew towards him. I tried to hit the ball, but the ball, with my weight already on it, was close to a harness.
Szczesny raised his stock price at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Because he led Poland to the round of 16 at the time. Szczesny showed a truly ‘crazy save show’ in the three group stage games. The goalkeeper made a stunning save to block two penalty kicks that were absolutely disadvantageous, clearly impressing his presence on soccer fans around the world. In particular, in the third group match against Argentina, he saved several shots, including a penalty kick by Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami), the ‘god of soccer’.
At the time, Szczesny said, “I wasn’t sure at the time, but now I can say that I knew which way Messi was going to kick,” adding, “When Messi takes a penalty kick, he sometimes looks at the goalkeeper and sometimes focuses on kicking the ball hard. “I knew the shot would fly to the left. When I took the kick, I saw that Messi didn’t stop and kept kicking, so I headed to the left,” he explained.
Szczesny, who made his professional debut at Arsenal in 2009, rose to become the starting goalkeeper the following year. After that he went on to win for about 5 years. He was chosen as Arsenal’s starting goalkeeper. However, Shucheng Sni made many mistakes and his growth was not rapid. Szczesny, who eventually lost his starting position when Petr Cech joined, moved to AS Roma on loan in the summer of 2015 and experienced the Serie A stage for two years.
Szczesny moved to Juventus in 2017. Juventus recruited Szczesny as a replacement goalkeeper to succeed Gianluigi Buffon. Szczesny served as Buffon’s back-up goalkeeper until he left Juventus in the summer of 2021, but he has played many games in his own right and is regarded as one of Europe’s top goalkeepers.