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Video – Bonucci reveals why he took the penalty kick instead of Vlahovic

September 12, 2022 - 8:00 pm

When Juventus earned an injury time penalty while trailing to Salernitana, it was Leonardo Bonucci who stepped up instead of his younger teammate Dusan Vlahovic.

The captain saw his effort saved by Granata goalkeeper Luigi Sepe, but luckily, he managed to pounce on the rebound to score the equalizer.

After the match, the defender explained that he and the Serbian striker are now sharing penalty kick duties, as the two of them decide who takes it on the spot.

“It’s either myself or Dusan. Against Sassuolo, he asked to shoot it as he felt he would score. Today the opposite happened. It’s a decision based on the moment.”

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    B. Peloso September 13, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Selfish. I like Leo but Vlahovic should be the go-to penalty guy. If Bonnuci takes 1 in 10, fine, but it shouldn’t even be a question that our #1 Striker be the main choice. Even if for nothing more than a confidence boost. A CB taking the spot over one of the best strikers in Europe, c’mon Juve.