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Francesco Bardi's highly rated in Italy. Great things are expected from the 21-year-old Livorno native, but this particular visit to the San Siro will be something he'll hope to forget very soon.
Bardi pawed a cross from Inter's Jonathan into his own goal in after half an hour. Bardi didn't have much to do before the error but was caught off-guard when Jonathan broke down the right wing to whip in a low cross.
The mistake changed the game completely. Inter had been off-the-boil beforehand but took advantage of the momentum from the fortuitous opening goal.
It's the kind of thing that could spell disaster for a young keeper. His confidence will have taken a battering, and anyone following his development will have keenly noticed the blunder. Lucky then, for Bardi, that he's owned by Inter.
The Nerazzurri allowed the keeper to join Livorno on a season-long loan to give him experience, and though an error is an error, they'll be happy to have profited from their prospect's learning curve. He did manage a few fine saves later in the game, too, suggesting he won't dwell on the mistake too much.