WOJCIECH SZCZESNY’S horror blunder summed up Juventus’ week.
And any hope of clawing again in the direction of even a Europa League place was put in peril inside 4 minutes by Champions League hopefuls Atalanta.
Jeremie Boga’s effective go set Lookman surging ahead on the appropriate for a flashing near-post shot that Szczesny fumbled in.
Admittedly, the previous Everton striker’s shot swerved viciously on the final second.
However Szczesny accepted the blame after failing to get his complete physique behind the ball.
Some followers pounced on the error much better than the Pole did on the ball with jibes on social media.
One mentioned: “How on earth is Szczesny nonetheless taking part in for Juventus?
“Every clip you seem to see of him on here is of him making an error. Surely they could get a better, more consistent keeper?”
And one wished that they had retained Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, now 44, who left for Parma in 2021.
That put up learn: “Honestly Buffon is still way better. They should’ve kept him.”
However a penalty from Argentina’s World Cup hero Angel Di Maria and an angled strike from Szczesny’s worldwide team-mate Arkadiusz Milik put Juve 2-1 up.
Denmark right-back Joakim Maehle and Lookman along with his second purpose then restored Atalanta’s lead early within the second interval.
Brazilian defender Danilo rescued a house level for Juventus with a intelligent intelligent free-kick into the nook on 65 minutes.
Nevertheless it nonetheless leaves Juve 11 factors off the highest six.
It adopted shortly after they had been shocked by a 15-point deduction following claims they inflated switch charges in dealings with rival Italian golf equipment for 3 years.
That freed up thousands and thousands of kilos in “capital gains” for tax functions, boosting Juve’s capacity to splash out on signings.
Juventus had been initially acquitted however Italian FA prosecutors efficiently requested for the case to be heard once more.