19 December 2010. Fabio Quagliarella
scores in Verona with a fantastic overhead kick. But his wonderful strike was followed by a cruel injury picked up at the beginning of the year against Parma – subjecting the striker to a long and difficult road to recovery.
18 December 2011. Fabio Quagliarella returns to the starting line-up for a Serie A fixture. His header saw Juventus stave off any hopes of a Novara fightback, but above all ended his long barren run in front of goal. And following the game, Quagliarella expressed his happiness:
“364 days have gone by since my last goal, but that was also the last time I started a championship game. When I knew that the manager had included me in his starting line-up, I was only focused on my performance and I think I showed to be in good shape. My goal was the icing on the cake and I dedicate it to Storari and Toni who predicted it before the match. I’ve gone through difficult months, but I’ve always felt trust from our manager and the club. It was just up to me to show my value with facts, the rest was just talk.”