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Juventus striker Carlos Tevez is no stranger to intense derby matches and physical play. After all, he did spend the past few seasons in the Premier League with Manchester City.
This weekend, Tevez found out just how tough Serie A can be as well. Featuring in his first Derby della Mole, Tevez promptly got a nice welcoming gift in the form of an ankle-crushing slide tackle by Torino’s Ciro Immobile.
Though Tevez played out the rest of the match — even having a hand in Paul Pogba’s match-winning goal — the ankle knock will now likely keep him out of Juventus’ Champions League clash against Galatasaray and new manager Roberto Mancini, with whom Tevez has some history.
After Juve’s 1-0 derby win, Torino complained that Juve profited from help of the referees, citing that Pogba’s goal should not have been given as Tevez was offside in the lead-up.
In response, Tevez posted the picture of his gruesome ankle injury, along with the message: “We always win because of the help we get. I guess that’s why I’m now in this condition. And only a yellow card for the person who nearly broke my ankle.”
Nosotros siempre ganamos con ayuda por eso estoy así y amarilla para el q casi me rompe el tobillo!!! pic.twitter.com/ygng8Dzz95— Carlitos Tevez (@carlitos3210)
Thanks, Carlos. We were really just dying to see this.