Ivan Provedel equalises for Lazio against Atltico Madrid: how many goalkeepers have scored in the Champions League?
LaLiga club Atltico Madrid looked all set to get their 2023-24 UEFA Champions League campaign off to a winning start with a hard-fought victory over Lazio in Rome, only for Ivan Provedel to have other ideas. On the face of things, theres nothing especially unusual about a team scoring, or conceding, an injury-time equaliseruntil you realise Provedel is the Serie A clubs goalkeeper.
There are few less sophisticated tactics in soccer than sending your goalkeeper into the opposition penalty area when your team is chasing the game and wins a late free-kick or corner. Its a strategy which has a low success rate but paid off handsomely for the Italians, with Provedel heading Luis Albertos cross beyond Atleti goalkeeper Jan Oblak to clinch a point for his team with the very last touch of the game. It doesnt get much more dramatic than that.