Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had a performance to forget in the Italian national team’s 5-2 UEFA Nations League away group stage loss to Germany.
For one, Donnarumma committed a crucial error in the second half, as his pass intended for midfielder Bryan Cristante was intercepted by Serge Gnabry. The Bayern Munich forward subsequently dished off a key pass over to Timo Werner, who then slotted in the ball to the back of the net with ease for Germany’s fifth goal of the contest.
Oh no, Donnarumma 😬
Werner scored two goals in under a minute 😳🔥
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Speaking after the match, Donnarumma touched on the notable error, which brought some to reminisce on his similar error during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg clash with Real Madrid.
“When did it happen before?” Donnarumma said. “When I was fouled against Real Madrid? If we want to cause controversy over these things, then fine, I am here to talk for the team.
“If you want to blame me, fine, I’ll take the blame, I am the captain and I keep going with head held high.”
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The offseason has now come for Donnarumma, as he is slated to join PSG for its preseason schedule next month.