Leonardo Bonucci is somewhat surprised that Juve teammate Mirko Vucinic was retrospectively assigned the opening goal in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Napoli.
The striker’s shot was deflected in past Morgan De Sanctis by the Juventus defender, but the Lega Calcio awarded the effort to the Montenegro international on Monday.
“I touched the ball without a shadow of a doubt,” the former Inter and Bari player told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Otherwise, I wouldn’t have celebrated like that.
“In order for the Lega to give Vucinic the goal, they classed my action as someone who was trying to dodge out of the way – but that is the natural reaction of someone who is hit by something.
“The goal is mine!”
Despite his argument, Vucinic, according to the Lega at least, remains the official scorer of the first goal.
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