Juventus Savior Cambiaso Speaks of ‘Happiest Yellow Card’

Juventus build on a morale-bolstering win at Milan last weekend with a nerve-shredding 1-0 home victory over bottom-half Hellas Verona on Saturday night. It should’ve been another day in the office for Bianconeri, but it turned out to be a dramatic contest, largely thanks to the visitors’ stubborn defensive approach. 

VAR intervened twice to disallow Moise Kean’s goals on either side of halftime, leaving Juventus and their manager, Massimiliano Allegri, on the edge of despair. With the clock ticking out, it seemed like the record-time Serie A champions would have to settle for a gut-wrenching share of the spoils. That’s when second-half substitute Andrea Cambiaso stepped up.

The Italian wing-back took Filip Kostic’s place on the left-hand side and looked far more dangerous than his predecessor. But scoring goals has never been part of the bargain. To see Cambiaso on the scoresheet was a surprise for the Juventus faithful, yet the 23-year-old laced up his scoring boots to inspire his side to a crucial win right at the death.

Overwhelmed by emotions, the Juventus ace stormed down the pitch to celebrate his last-gasp winner with the fans, taking his shirt off in the process, which earned him a booking. As admitted by Cambiaso, it was ‘my happiest yellow card.’

This is a very important goal, I am so happy. This means a lot, we are top of the table and will enjoy it for a few hours at least,” the Juventus hero said, as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb. “It was also my happiest yellow card, it was well worth it!” 

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