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De Ligt: ‘Not a penalty’

November 4, 2019

Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt was delighted to score his first goal for the Bianconeri but insists there was no handball from him earlier in the game.

The 20-year-old made the difference in the latest edition of the Derby Della Mole, scoring the only goal of the game.

“I am really happy, of course. It was a really important game, as Inter won also. We won 1-0 and it was my goal, so really special,” De Ligt told DAZN.

There was controversy in the first half, as Torino had penalty appeals when Andrea Belotti’s glancing header struck De Ligt’s arm.

“I am just standing like this and the ball hit me. I knew immediately it was not a penalty, because the rules are if my arms are down here, it’s not a penalty.

“Obviously, when you come to a new club, it’s always going to be hard. It’s going well, the guys made me feel welcome and I think I’m improving every game.

“I hope that I showed tonight what I can bring to the team. My teammates are really nice, Higuain gave me an amazing assist and I’m really happy.”

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