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Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic hands down produced the worst dive of 2022 against inter Milan last night and has been panned by fans for his antics.
Juve lost 1-0 at home to Inter, who claimed their first away win over the Bianconeri since 2012 and moved three points behind top two AC Milan and Napoli, both tied on 66 points.
Hakan Calhanoglu scored the only goal of the game, a penalty at the end of the first half.
Vlahovic led the line for Juve and had scored five goals in 11 games since joining the club from Fiorentina in a £66 million move, going into this game.
But he couldn't find the net in this one and instead ended up hitting headlines courtesy of some horrendous play-acting.
Danilo D’Ambrosio accidentally brushed Vlahovic's face with his hand and apologised to the No.7 for catching him.
La storia della Juventus in un video: pic.twitter.com/gnRPdKkLFe— Alessandro (@90ordnasselA) April 3, 2022
There was a delay from the Serbian striker and he the decided to throw himself to the turf holding his face.
The theatrics were utterly shameful, with Vlahovic clearly trying to get the defender sent off despite VAR being in action.
This is disgusting , tarnishes the game 🤦🏻 https://t.co/QHyQSMR3YH— massimo g (@massimo1009) April 4, 2022
Tell me that you joined Juve without telling me that you joined Juve https://t.co/00qlieTE8V— فهد الغريبي (@FahadAlgharibi) April 4, 2022
Vlahovic really didn't cover himself in glory at all. But his teammate Matthijs de Ligt also rivalled him for this year's 'Fallon d'Floor award with a shocker inside the penalty area.
Again there was the slightest bit of contact to his face from Matteo Darmian but De Ligt went down as if he'd just been slapped by Will Smith.
Juventus, having had their 16 match unbeaten run ended by Inter, are seven points adrift of leaders Milan.
And not for the first time, manager Max Allegri has ruled his team out of the Scudetto race.
“Next season, we will have been working together for a year, so we will start trying to win the Scudetto. Naturally, this year we started badly and had to recover a lot of games. We were also beaten by individual incidents in the big matches.
“We should see the glass half-full, we are becoming a team, we still have real margin for improvement and need to work on further strengthening those aspects.”