Antonio Candreva goes off injured after goal-scoring celebration fail

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Antonio Candreva bagged a dramatic late winner for Lazio at the weekend, but then got a bit carried away with his celebration and had to be substituted as a result.

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The Italian international scored a superb solo effort in the 78th minute of Lazio’s game against Palermo to earn a win for his side with just 12 minutes remaining.

The midfielder cut in from the left and went past two defenders in the box and fired the ball into the top corner before running off to celebrate.

Candreva went to celebrate in front of the Lazio fans behind the goal, but unceremoniously slipped just as he got there and fell into the metal barrier that he tried to scale.

Embarrassing fail

His team-mates didn’t seem to take much notice of him as the celebrations continued around him, but after he picked himself up, the 27-year-old hobbled back to the centre circle to restart the game, but looked to be in a bit of pain.

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He didn’t last long after that, with the effects of the slip proving too much for him and his manager Stefano Pioli having to sub him off. His manager won’t be happy if he faces a long lay-off due to the incident but will probably see the funny side if there’s no lasting effects.

After all, Candreva’s goal meant that Lazio now move into the top four in Serie A.

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