Italian Football

Lazio Goalkeeper Thriving in Unexpected Starting Role

Ivan Providel was originally brought in by Lazio to support Luis Maximiano, after long and vacillating negotiations with Spezia. On the other hand, the Portuguese goalkeeper suffered a fatal error six minutes after his first appearance, as he was sent off for delivering the ball outside the penalty area. A teammate took over from there.

Coach Maurizio Sarri did not return to the former Granada man even in his first Europa League match against Feyenoord. And he may not appear against Midtjylland, although his fortunes are better than last week.

Provedel took full advantage of the opportunity and put in a solid performance. according to Corriere dello SportIt puts strong numbers in multiple stats. He saved 77.3 per cent of the shots he faced. It only tracks Juan Musso (84.2), Perrin (83.3), Ionot Radu (78.7) and Luigi Sepe (78.6).

Sari especially likes him for the dexterity in his feet. Complete 50 long balls and lead the league in this category. Andrea Consigli (47), Vanja Miljkovic-Savic and Juan Musso (45) conclude the podium. Additionally, he earned 160 total touches. Only Samir Handanovic (191) and Consigli (164) participated in the passing game.

We saw in Provedel and Maximiano

It is an unfortunate turn of events for the Portuguese and further evidence that it is the offerings, not the price tags, that determine the order of selection. The latter will likely have more upside, but will have to wait for his chance as the Italian goalkeeper, despite not knowing, has done nothing to lose the starting assignment. He has proven extensively that he is capable of Spezia as well. It’s not a great look for directors. One has to wonder if they will eventually start applying pressure given the various costs.

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