Goalkeepers have one of the toughest jobs in football because it’s no secret that usually the main focus falls on their mistakes rather than their positive interventions.
One glaring inaccuracy can carry far more weight than a few great saves, and that was proven in yesterday’s match between Fiorentina and Cremonese in the first round of Serie A.
The guards of the guests, who are new to the elite, Ionut Radu, made a shocking mistake in the continuation of the meeting when, after a balloon cross, he failed to catch the ball and entered it into his own goal. Own goal and triumph for the “violets” with 3:2.
Prior to this situation, the Romanian had some great interventions during the match, including a stunning free-kick. However, he will be remembered for his mistake at the end.
His story is interesting. Last season, he was Inter’s goalkeeper, a backup to the experienced Samir Handanovic. At the end of the season, he had to enter the game for the visit of Bologna due to an injury to the Slovenian.
Before the game in question, the Nerazzurri were two points ahead of second-placed Milan and needed at least a draw to retain first place.
However, Radu made a shocking mistake at the end after a touch was thrown to him, gifting the ball to Nicola Sansone and thus the victory for Bologna. Since then, it has been clear that the Romanian will not get a chance at Inter again, even though he is a youth player at the club. Cremonese gave him a hand with his classification for the elite, but after last night’s mistake, it is not clear whether he will remain the starter there as well.