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The 63-year-old Italian, who was appointed Lazio boss in June last year, was casually patrolling the technical area when Biancocelesti midfielder Manuel Lazzari shoulder-barged Pussetto into the experienced manager.
Sarri's glasses flew off his head and he crashed to the ground with an almighty thud. You can see the painful footage below.
Maurizio Sarri lost his glasses but won the match 😂 pic.twitter.com/l3nncemG2t— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) January 18, 2022
Moments later, after both men got to their feet, an apologetic Pussetto embraced the former Chelsea manager.
Sarri then proceeded to hold up his glasses to those watching inside the Stadio Olimpico - a gesture that seemed to suggest he was fine.
And after the full-time whistle, the Italian confirmed he was okay after the nasty collision.
“It was a good test of my current condition," he laughed. "I'd like to point out that I was the one who got back up first!"
“Hey Maurizio Sarri, how it is going your season at Lazio?”— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 18, 2022
Maurizio Sarri: pic.twitter.com/sa9J5SdhyR
Sarri continued: “The team is improving, both in terms of spirit and quality, as tonight everyone got involved with the spirit of sacrifice, including the youth team players on the bench.
“The club is very careful and will never transform the squad in one transfer session. I knew that before I arrived. The important thing is that a club is ready mentally to accompany us in our gradual growth."