A Lazio goalkeeper goal vs. Atlético Madrid on Tuesday was the biggest highlight of UEFA Champions League action on the day.
Lazio trailed 1-0 in the final seconds of the game and their Italian goalkeeper Ivan Provedel became the most unlikely hero. After coming up for a corner kick he timed a perfect run and fired in a beautiful headed goal.
This looks like a trained center forward scoring this goal!
Lazio goalkeeper goal vs. Atlético Madrid
LAZIO GOALKEEPER IVAN PROVEDEL SCORES WITH THE LAST TOUCH OF THE GAMEOnly the second keeper in Champions League HISTORY to score a non-penalty. pic.twitter.com/wMpUhnMwg7
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 19, 2023
According to CBS this is only the second time in UEFA Champions League history that a goalkeeper has scored from open play. The only other example we could find of a non-penalty kick goal from a goalkeeper in the Champions League was Eloy Casals scoring for Andorran side FC Santa Coloma in a first round qualifier.
Provedel definitely wins the award for best goalkeeper goal in Champions League history. This actually wasn’t the first time the 29-year-old has scored in his professional career.
In February 2020 he scored a later equalizer for his Serie B club Juve Stabia.
This wasn’t Provedel’s first goal as a goalkeeper…He also scored in 2020 in Serie B.A true natural pic.twitter.com/pGdC872oPU
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) September 19, 2023
If Provedel keeps up this heading business, he might become the solution for the Italy national team’s search for a center forward.