Adrien Rabiot (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
French midfielder Adrien Rabiot demonstrated maturity and wisdom in responding to an opponent's provocation during a tense Serie A match between Monza and Juventus.
The game, which ended in a narrow 2-1 victory for Juventus, was marked by high drama and tension, particularly involving Rabiot and Roberto Gagliardini.
After Juventus took the lead and seemed poised for victory, Valentin Carboni equalized for Monza in the first minute of stoppage time. Following Carboni's goal, cameras captured Gagliardini provocatively celebrating in front of Rabiot. However, Rabiot remained composed and fatefully responded with an on-field action. He provided the assist for Federico Gatti's dramatic last-second goal in stoppage time, securing three points for Juventus.
Post-match, Rabiot took to Instagram to address Gagliardini, advising him to "learn to stay humble. Until the referee blows the final whistle, anything is possible. Remember that."
Juventus, with this victory, temporarily moved to the top of Serie A. Their position at the summit depends on Inter's upcoming match against the current champions, Napoli. Juventus has been a surprise contender for the title this season, overcoming a turbulent period to show resilience and competitive spirit.