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Antenucci reacts to first goal as a dad on Twitter: 'Life is even more beautiful'

The Leeds striker is on cloud nine after his side's 3-1 win over Blackpool on Saturday.

It has been a great week for Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci.

The Italian scored. Leeds won. And Antenucci became a father. What a time for the 30-year-old.

After his side's win over Blackpool on Saturday, Antenucci tweeted (on Sunday) to celebrate his 'first goal as a dad,' stating that life is 'even more beautiful' than before.

  GoalsAssistsAppearancesMins Played
Mirco Antenucci 5 1 14 1,233
Souleymane Doukara 4 3 13 1,004
Alex Mowatt 4 0 11 891
Giuseppe Bellusci 2 0 13 1,137

On the pitch, the Italian is Leeds' top scorer so far this season, although Souleymane Doukara has played less games than the striker, as well as registering more assists.

Antenucci has clearly made an impression at Elland Road, though, with boss Neil Redfearn describing him as 'always dangerous' alongside strike partner Doukara.

The 30-year-old is one of those keeping Billy Sharp out of the Leeds side and, if his goalscoring form continues, that looks like it will be the case for some time.

Blackburn Rovers are next up for Leeds - but not before an international break.

That means more time for Antenucci to reflect on another good performance. And plenty of time off with his daughter. He's earned it.

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