The Chievo goalkeeper couldn’t stop the 3-0 defeat against Juventus this weekend, but he stopped a penalty kick by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chievo Verona is still in the last position of the Italian Lega Serie A table.
The team only has 8 points, after battling with negative points at the start of the season for a penalization received by the league.
Chievo was defeated 3-0 by Juventus on the weekend, and it seems like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.
But there was.
At least when Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino stopped a second-half penalty kick from 5-time Balon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
“I will keep everything, knitwear, shorts, and socks”, he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.
“Behind a penalty saved there is study, preparation, and intuition.”
“My father Roberto, goalkeeper in the 70s and 80s, had the black book of the rigorists,” he explained.
“I initially I was looking for the attackers on YouTube, now with Lorenzo Squizzi (former-goalkeeper) before the competitions, we watch the videos and together we decide the strategy, we were both sure that it would open the shot and that was it,” he said.
“My mother was at the stadium, my father was not … When he heard, he told me ‘good’ and for him, it is a lot, because he does not make many compliments.”
“Ronaldo kicked a fine penalty, I decided which way I would have dived, and I anticipated a fraction of a second, otherwise I would not have taken,” he added.
“After the clash at the Bentegodi, he passed me while I was saying goodbye to Dybala and he gave me five! He is complete and physical, he can win the Champions League. I wish it to CR7″.
40 year old Stefano Sorrentino, my hero pic.twitter.com/xAcHofQZJq
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