Andrea Pirlo survives vicious attack… never mind that’s his own player shaking him like that

Italy legend and now manager of Serie B side Sampdoria Andrea Pirlo led his team to a 2-0 victory on Saturday. The celebrations were quite intense as you can watch as a player shakes Pirlo quite aggressively after coming off.

Player shakes Pirlo

The player in question is Sampdoria forward Sebastiano Esposito. The 21-year-old scored both goals for Sampdoria in the 2-0 victory and was substituted in the 94th minute.

It’s safe to say that Esposito was pumped about his two-goal performance. Pirlo’s young forward hadn’t had the greatest start to the season and had only scored one goal in his past 11 games. A brace was exactly what he needed.

Pirlo’s side sit 10th in Serie B despite a horrid start to the season that saw Sampdoria fail to record a victory until their 10th game. Saturday’s victory was their fifth in the last six games.

Perhaps Esposito’s shakedown of Pirlo wasn’t just because of his two goals but also for the red-hot form Sampdoria are in at the moment.

This is Pirlo’s first season in charge at Sampdoria after being appointed in June. 

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