Alessandro Matri looses his shoe before scoring against Fiorentina | inside World Soccer

A goal in his socks from Alessandro Matri helped Juventus to a comfortable 2-0 home victory over rivals Fiorentina on Saturday.

Juventus player Alessandro Matri holds his boot as he celebrates scoring against Fiorentina
Juventus player Alessandro Matri holds his boot as he celebrates scoring against Fiorentina

Photo: Reuters

Mirko Vučinić opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he hit an absolute missile under the bar.

Juventus doubled their advantage before the break as Matri stole onto an Arturo Vidal pass to steer the ball past Emiliano Viviano.

Bizarrely, Matri managed to score with his sock after his boot slipped off in the build-up play.

"My boot fell off just before the goal, as someone had trodden on the back of my foot," said Matri.

"I scored in my socks. Oh well, it turned out for the best!"

Juve director Pavel Nedvěd added: "In my career, I've never seen someone score a goal without shoes!"


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