Lazio starts the Champions League with a bang. The 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid came at the end of a crazy match equalized at the last second by the Biancoceleste goalkeeper Provedel.
There Lazio makes a crazy Champions League debut at the Olimpico. It ends 1-1 at the Olimpico againstAtletico Madrid of Simeon. The visitors’ goal scored by now seemed decisive Barrios on decisive deviation of Kamada who deceived Provedel. In the second half Morata hits the post and Provedel avoids the second goal following a shot in the area by Lino. Zaccagni had the best opportunity for the Biancocelesti who also complained about a penalty kick not awarded in the second half by Griezmann’s strike on Lazzari. In the end, however, everything happens. Before Cataldi is one step away from equalising but Oblak makes an amazing save. Then in the last second of injury time Provedel scored with a header on an assist from Luis Alberto after having moved close to the Spanish goal for the final assault.
Atletico Madrid celebrate after scoring the initial lead.
Kamada’s own goal gives Atletico Madrid the first half
Lazio started the match in the best possible way. The team of Sarri he attacks and pours into the Atletico Madrid midfield who, as per tradition, defends below the line of the ball and starts again. However, Sarri’s team is alive and well Kamada he tries from distance but Oblak saves. Soon after Zaccagni commits the Spaniards goalkeeper on a free kick while Luis Alberto on the turn he sends it just wide. The Biancocelesti build a lot and with different movements, especially in the attacking midfield, they try to put Simeone’s team in difficulty.
However, on one of the few occasions in which Atletico Madrid tried to invade Lazio’s attacking midfield, the Spaniards scored the opening goal. The not particularly pretentious conclusion of Barrios That, deflected by Kamadabecomes impregnable for Provedel, allows the Colchoneros to take the lead. At the end of the first half, Lazio can no longer be so dangerous. The first half therefore ends with a score of 0-1 than the Spaniards first.
The moment Provedel heads the ball into the net.
Provedel drives the Olimpico crazy in the last second of injury time
In the second half, after having already lost Pellegrini due to injury, replaced by Lazzari, Sarri changed something only towards the 60th minute. Kamada and Felipe Anderson out for Guendouzi and Isaksen. The pace of the match changes little, however. However, the Biancocelesti have a gigantic opportunity with Atletico giving the ball to Sarri’s team: Anderson for Motionless that face to face with Oblak the conclusion is blocked. Shortly after, Atletico Madrid are still dangerous following the development of a free kick Morata hits the post after a deflected shot.
However, neither team gives up. And so Atletico’s counterattacks become even more dangerous. Linen he finds himself face to face with Provedel and shoots, but his response was a great save from the Biancoceleste goalkeeper. Not even time to breathe and on the flip of the face Zaccagni Oblak worries with a cross shot, but the goalkeeper does well to deflect it for a corner. At the end Cataldi is one step away from equalising but Oblak makes an amazing save. It seemed like it was all over but instead Provedel, on the developments of a corner kick, he also goes to the penalty area and incredibly collects Luis Alberto’s cross and heads the ball into the net to make it 1-1.