Antonio Conte ends the 'cross or shot' debate over Davide Zappacosta's goal
Davide Zappacosta got himself on the scoresheet on his Champions League debut on Tuesday night.
The Italian defender, a deadline day arrival at Stamford Bridge from Torino, added the Premier League champions' second goal of the night in their 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag.
"Never mind Diego Costa, how about Davide Zappacosta!?!"
The Chelsea full-back marks his debut with a great run and strike 💥 pic.twitter.com/n8ScbQSlMN
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 12, 2017
As spectacular as the goal might have appeared, plenty of those that witnessed the strike had reservations as to whether or not it was intentional. To many, the position he was in when he struck the ball suggested it was a wayward cross...
Zappacosta. What a way to announce yourself. Shot or cross, we'll never know.
— Sadio Monéy (@chefwinger) September 12, 2017
Actually, Chef Winger, we do now know...
Speaking to reporters after the game, Zappacosta's new manager, Antonio Conte, clarified that the goal was indeed a mis-hit cross.
Conte adds that for the goal, Zappacosta has said he was aiming to cross. #CHEQAR
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 12, 2017
Not that the majority of those that were at Stamford Bridge to witness it were too bothered.
Chelsea's next Champions League fixture comes away at Atletico Madrid on September 27. After that, they will host AS Roma on October 18.