His celebration was one of the most iconic moments last season, with Inter’s fans constantly referring to it and replicating it. His face was caught between amazement and excitement as he looked at Lukaku, and it said absolutely everything: “What did I just do?”
Yes, that thunderbolt from over 35 yards out against Lecce has been voted as Inter’s Goal of the Season for the 2019/20 campaign by the Nerazzurri fans on Instagram.
An unsavable right-footed strike that flew past Gabriel and made it 4-0 on matchday one of the 2019/20 Serie A season: Antonio Candreva’s goal received the most votes on our Instagram Story. On its road to victory, this screamer overcame Vecino’s effort in Dortmund, Lautaro’s goal against Napoli, Lautaro’s volley against Slavia Prague and, in the final showdown, Brozovic’s left-footed volleyed finish against Milan in the Derby.
In the final to decide the Nerazzurri’s Goal of the Season, Candreva’s belter received 65% of the vote share and therefore came out on top against the one scored by Marcelo Brozovic, who, through his first-time strike, lit the fuse for February’s magnificent comeback against Milan in the Derby.
When talking about his goal against Lecce and his subsequent celebration, Candreva had the following to say: “It was a long way out and I had a go: sometimes you’ve got to try, you need to take a risk to experience such joyful moments. The celebration? Lukaku started it. He was the first one to have that expression on his face but wasn’t caught on camera.”