Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel scores bullet header in 95th minute against Atletico Madrid
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Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel scored a 95th minute equaliser in their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid – and it sparked some wonderful celebrations inside the Stadio Olimpico.
The 29-year-old Italian shot-stopper, who already has one goal to his name after netting for Serie C side SS Juve Stabia in 2020, decided to take a risk with seconds remaining of Tuesday night's clash in Group E.
And with the last touch of the game, Provedel equalised with a bullet header after meeting a perfectly-weighted cross from Luis Alberto.
As a result, the former Chievo and Empoli man became the fourth goalkeeper in Champions League history to score a goal – and it appears he didn't know how to celebrate.
Provedel sprinted to the middle of the pitch as a number of Lazio staff members charged towards the centre-circle. Check out the goal below. Incredible scenes.
It was a moment to remember for Provedel, who became the first goalkeeper to score a Champions League goal since Vincent Enyeama following his goal from the spot for Hapoel Tel Aviv against Lyon in 2010.
Hans-Jorg Butt, the former Bayer Leverkusen shot-stopper, scored three goals for three different German clubs in his Champions League career, while Sinan Bolat equalised for Standard Liege with a header in their 2009 game against AZ Alkmaar.
In terms of the game in Group E on Tuesday night, Spanish midfielder Pablo Barrios gave the visitors a one goal advantage in the 29th minute.
But a moment of magic from Provedel sealed a vital point for the Serie A club, who currently sit third after Feyenoord secured a 2-0 win over Scottish Premiership side Celtic.
Thoughts on those last minute scenes at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night? Let us know in the comments.