Gabriel Omar Batistuta He was one of the great scorers that Argentine football produced. Born in Reconquista, Santa Fe, he hung up his boots a long time ago, but had the opportunity to step on a playing field again at 54 years and demonstrated that the technical qualities that distinguished him during his career are still valid.
During a benefit match that was played at the stadium Carlo Castellani of FC Empoli of Italy, Batigol He was part of one of the teams that took to the field to participate in the solidarity event called “Put your heart on the field for Tuscany.” The former striker was one of the stars of the match and scored a great goal from outside the area which went viral on social networks and went around the world.
26 minutes of the match were played when Batistuta He received a pass and, with a first-class subtle touch with his right foot, put the ball into the upper right corner of the goalkeeper, who only managed to look at the great goal. “My mother. What a phenomenon. Thank you Gabriel, how wonderful”The commentators said, astonished.
In other videos shared by the user @Flavio_Ognissan on the social network To one He left the field with obvious signs of fatigue and received a huge ovation from the fans in the audience.
It must be remembered that Batistuta During his career he suffered some injuries to his ankles that ended up having an impact on his daily life. The former National Team player underwent an operation in which a prosthesis was placed on his left ankle. “I hope I don’t have pain when I sit and then I can walk, ski or play a little golf. “It’s going to be the best, the intention is to take away the pain.”he acknowledged about four years ago in an interview with the channel Fox Sports.
“They are aftereffects of football. It was like this, I gave everything I had, I have nothing left. So now I’m walking for the last fifteen days with this little ankle, then who knows where I’ll put it,” joked the former attacker who emerged from Newell’s (1988-89), with time at River Plate (1989-90) and Boca Juniors (1990- 91) and with a great career in Italian football (Fiorentina, Roma and Inter), until his retirement at Al-Arabi SC in Qatar in 2004.
To one He suffered from chronic pain in his ankles since he retired from sports: “I quit football and from one day to the next I couldn’t walk further. Not after a month, after two days he couldn’t walk. I wet the bed, with the bathroom three meters away, because I didn’t want to get up.”he said in an interview with TyC Sports in 2014. He even admitted that He asked Dr. Roberto Avanzi to “cut off his legs” for the pain. Finally, she was able to reduce the discomfort with a treatment which consisted of a ankle fixation.
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