Giorgio Chiellini bid farewell to Juventus followers on Monday in his final house match for the Turin giants, a disappointing 2-2 draw which earned Lazio a spot within the Europa League after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic levelled with the final kick of the sport.
Followers chanted “there’s just one captain” as an enormous choreography depicting his shirt quantity ‘three’ was displayed within the stands forward of the match and so they then gave Chiellini an enormous spherical of applause after he was substituted within the 18th minute.
The 37-year-old had performed the complete 120 minutes of Juve’s Italian Cup remaining defeat to arch-rivals Inter Milan on Wednesday, after which he introduced that he could be leaving Juve after 18 years at a membership the place he has gained 9 league titles and a clutch of different trophies.
“It has been an emotional day,” mentioned Chiellini to DAZN, including that he believes he can “nonetheless play at a excessive stage of soccer”.
Following the announcement of his departure from Juve he mentioned he would take into consideration whether or not to hold up his boots after having already determined to retire from worldwide soccer.
“I do not know proper now,” he mentioned.
“I want to consider issues. It is a choice that may’t be made in a day.”
When he left the sector he handed his captain’s armband to a different participant on the best way out – Paulo Dybala.
Argentina worldwide Dybala, who has been at Juve since 2015, will depart on the finish of the season after the membership determined to not renew his contract after a verbal settlement with the 28-year-old struck within the autumn was publicly rejected by the membership earlier this yr.
Dusan Vlahovic did the Argentine’s “masks” celebration when he headed within the opener within the 10th minute, and when Dybala was substituted with 12 minutes remaining, with the hosts main 2-1, he did a tour of the stands and was embraced by followers whereas he tried to carry again the tears.
Juve appeared to be cruising to a routine house win to honour their two departing heroes when Alvaro Morata doubled the hosts lead within the 36th minute