Juventus keeper Szczesny leaves match in tears with apparent chest discomfort

Wojciech Szczesny was clearly in distress after asking to be taken off during Juventus’ Europa League clash with Sporting CP on Thursday.

Szczesny was seen signalling to come off and touching his chest. Team-mates Arkadiusz Milik and Manuel Locatelli also called to the bench for assistance.

The Poland international then walked off the pitch in tears at the Allianz Stadium and was consoled by both sets of players as he departed. Mattia Perin replaced Szczesny in the Juventus goal.

Szczesny was substituted because he noticed a tachycardia. The goalkeeper was reassured after an initial medical check at the ground but will now undergo further tests on Friday to try and understand what happened during the match.

Juventus offered an update during the match to reassure fans. “After an initial check, Tek is doing well,” the club posted on Twitter.

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