Juventus’ goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny was seen leaving the Juventus’ Europa League clash with S porting Lisbon mid-way on Thursday. He was seen holding his chest and was in tears while making an exit from the pitch during the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final clash. He was seen signaling to come off and was also called to the bench for assistance. However, he then walked off the ground in tears.
The incident happened a few minutes before the half-time when the former Arsenal goalkeeper went down while clutching his chest. He was then replaced by Mattia Perin for the rest of the game. As per sources, the goalkeeper immediately underwent an electrocardiogram (ECG), and the reports showed no irregularity.
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Not only this, Szczesny also told reporters that he is doing fine, and fans don’t need to worry about anything. He said, "I am fine, I was a little anxious, but we did all the tests, and everything is fine. I was scared, it had never happened to me before, I was struggling to breathe, and it really worried me."
The entire Allianz Stadium applauded Szczesny as he made his way out of the field, with several others wishing him well across several social media platforms. Without Wojciech, Juventus managed to lead by 1-0 advancing to the return leg in Portugal next week. The only goal of the game was scored by defender Federico Gatti.