Goalkeeper Provedel’s Last-Minute Header Secures Draw for Lazio in Champions League

By Xorkpe Sosu 4 Min Read

Lazio’s goalkeeper, Ivan Provedel, became an unlikely hero when he scored a dramatic last-minute equalizer, securing a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

His header in the dying moments left Atletico Madrid astonished. Ivan Provedel etched his name into Champions League history with a remarkable late equalizer against Atletico Madrid.

His header deep into stoppage time earned Lazio a well-deserved 1-1 draw.

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In a memorable Champions League debut at the Stadio Olimpico, Provedel joined an exclusive club, becoming only the fourth goalkeeper in the competition’s history to find the back of the net.

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Pablo Barrios had initially put Atletico ahead in the first half, with his strike taking a significant deflection off Lazio midfielder Daichi Kamada.

The Spanish visitors seemed poised to secure all three points at the Stadio Olimpico, courtesy of Pablo Barrios’ first-half goal.

However, with 95 minutes elapsed, the 29-year-old goalkeeper made a bold move by venturing forward to join the attack during a crucial set-piece opportunity.

Initially, the corner was cleared by Atletico’s defense, only to return to the corner taker, who quickly passed the ball to Luis Alberto.

This skillful attacker delivered a dangerous, curling cross from the left side that sailed over everyone until Provedel, leaping high, met it with a glancing header past his counterpart Jan Oblak. This spectacular moment ignited wild celebrations.

Remarkably, Lazio’s hero managed to maintain his composure, gently pushing away his jubilant teammates and sprinting back towards his own half to prepare for the restart.

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This incredible feat has etched his name into the annals of Champions League history, making him only the second goalkeeper to score from open play in the competition. The first was Sinan Bolat of Liege, who also headed in a late equalizer against AZ Alkmaar during the group stages in December 2021.

Fans around the world were left astounded by what they witnessed, as the video clip quickly went viral on social media.

Some even suggested that Atletico boss Diego Simeone received his just desserts for moving Alvaro Morata back to the defense.

Below are results of Champions League fixtures.

Tuesday’s Champions League results

Group E

Feyenoord 2-0 Celtic

Lazio 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Group F

AC Milan 0-0 Newcastle United

PSG 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

Group G

Young Boys 1-3 RB Leipzig

Manchester City 3-1 Red Star Belgrade

Group H

Barcelona 5-0 Antwerp

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-3 Porto

Wednesday’s Champions League fixtures

Group A

Galatasaray v Copenhagen

Bayern Munich v Manchester United

Group B

Sevilla v Lens

Arsena v PSV Eindhoven

Group C

Real Madrid v Union Berlin

Braga v Napoli

Group D

Real Sociedad v Inter Milan

Benfica v Salzburg

Source: http://20newshub.com

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