Lazio Rome’s equalizer (90th+5), Tuesday against Atlético Madrid, thanks to a header from goalkeeper Ivan Provedel, is an exceptional event in the history of the Champions League. The one who has kept the goals for the Roman club since last season is in fact the 4th goalkeeper to achieve such a performance in C1, only the 2nd in the game.
Bolat, hero of Europa League qualification
It was also with a header that the Turkish Sinan Bolat had equalized for Standard de Liège against AZ Alkmaar (1-1) on December 9, 2009. The Turk was until Tuesday the only goalkeeper to have scored in the game in Champions League. For his only career goal, he allowed his team to secure a third place at the last minute, synonymous with qualification for the Europa League. Standard would go as far as the quarter-finals of the competition that season.
Enyeama, a taste of Ligue 1
A year later, on September 29, 2010, Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama also became a European scorer. Goalkeeper for Hapoel Tel-Aviv, he scored from the penalty spot against Lyon, wrong-footing Hugo Lloris. Insufficient to crack the Gones, who won 3-1 with a double from Michel Bastos and a goal from Miralem Pjanic. Enyeama will then be Lille goalkeeper (2011-2018) and will appear for several seasons among the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1.
Vincent Enyeama trumpets Hugo Lloris. (A. Mounic/L’Equipe)
Butt, triple executioner of Juventus
The penalty specialist, in this case, is called Hans-Jörg Butt. The German remains the goalkeeper who has scored the most in the Champions League. Three goals, all from the penalty spot, and with three different teams (Hamburg in 2000, Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 and Bayern Munich in 2009), but all against the same opponent: Juventus Turin.
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