Paulo Dybala took the worst corner in football history for Roma against Shakhtar Donetsk
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Paulo Dybala took the worst corner ever seen in football history for Roma in the 5-0 friendly thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Argentina international is one of five new signings for the Europa Conference League winners and joined Jose Mourinho's side on a free transfer after his contract with Juventus expired.
He received a stunning welcome at his unveiling when 8,000 Roma fans turned up at Square Colosseum and serenaded him with the club's anthem.
And Dybala, like Gini Wijnaldum, received a raucous reception when he was officially presented on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico before the Shakhtar clash on Sunday.
But one of his very first actions was to take a horrendous corner from the left side. Roma players were all in the box ready for the delivery but Dybala comically scuffed the ball right out of play for a goal-kick.
Dybala with possibly the worst corner ever to be taken in the history of football. pic.twitter.com/43vOdavPJr— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴇʟʟɪs • (@fullback03) August 7, 2022
Simply stunning from Dybala. It is a different game for them. pic.twitter.com/YL6SPbRf2m— Max Rushden 💙 (@maxrushden) August 8, 2022
Dybala had the entire city of Rome greet him just to scuff one of the worst corners you’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/vHbFdcHz9E— Swift Kicks ⚽️ (@realSwiftKicks) August 8, 2022
What was that corner Dybala? 😆— Mourinho Out of Context (@OOC_Mou) August 7, 2022
The 28-year-old appeared to blame the pitch for his mishap but in fairness the cameras did zoom in and show a chunk of turf that made it less than ideal to whip the ball in.
Roma went on to win the match for Ukraine in comfortable fashion, with goals coming from Lorenzo Pellegrini, Gianluca Mancini, Yukhym Konoplya (own goal), Nicolo Zaniolo and Edoardo Bove.
After he signed a three-year deal with Roma, Dybala has proved immensely popular with the club's passionate fan base.
He broke Cristiano Ronaldo's record for the most shirts sold in a single day and there has been a 'total madness' to get the five-time Scudetto winner's name on the back.
He was offered the iconic No.10 shirt worn by Roma legend Francesco Totti but politely declined due to what it means to the fans in the capital, instead taking the No.21.
Roma kick off the new Serie A campaign with a trip to Salernitana on Sunday 14 August.