Pogback? Watch Paul Pogba’s wonderful cameo save Juventus from defeat to Sevilla
Footage of the brilliant display put forth by Juventus star Paul Pogba on Thursday night has gone viral across social media.
For those who may have missed it, Juve marked their return to action a short time ago.
After clinching a vital victory over Atalanta on the domestic front at the weekend, the Bianconeri turned their attentions towards matters on the continent, in the first leg of a crunch Europa League semi-final showdown with tournament specialists Sevilla.
And though Massimiliano Allegri’s troops looked some way short of their best on the night, when all was said and done, they kept alive hopes of booking a spot in the Europa League finale.
This came courtesy of a last-gasp equaliser, netted by substitute Federico Gatti.
FT: Juventus 1-1 Sevilla
Juventus rescue it right at the end! 💥
Gatti ensures the 1st leg ends a draw with the last attack of the game ✅ pic.twitter.com/4EBqo2NVYf
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 11, 2023
As alluded to above, though, whilst it was Gatti who made the difference on the scoresheet upon the full-time whistle sounding in Turin, it was another member of the Juve bench brigade who truly turned the tide of the game.
The player in question? Paul Pogba.
Amid ongoing efforts to recover full fitness, Pogba was afforded his latest substitute appearance on Thursday, replacing Angel Di Maria for the game’s final 20 minutes.
And what a remarkable impact the Frenchman went on to enjoy.
Adding some desperately needed technique, intent, and above all, quality to the hosts’ midfield, Pogba sparked Juventus into life, even laying on Gatti’s leveller to clinch his first direct goal contribution since sealing a return to the Allianz Stadium last summer.
Check out highlights of Pogba’s game-changing cameo below:
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