Driving captain in the absence of Sebastian Coates, Antonio Adan played the worst game of his career against Olympique de Marseille (4-1) in the Champions League on Tuesday. Disastrous performance for the Spanish goalkeeper, who threw Sporting Portugal into the ravine.
Adan had a nightmare in Marseille.
Sitting alone in the stands of the Vlodromo, with dark eyes, biting his suit, in overtime. Two hours earlier, Antonio Adan (35) did not expect to have the worst night of his football career. Still, the Sporting Portugal goalkeeper really went through hell against Olympique de Marseille.
Adan, OM’s best ally
It all started well for the former Real Madrid player. In the corridors of the Marseilles enclosure, the goalkeeper of the Lusitanian team was smiling broadly. After all, the Lions had not yet conceded a goal in two Champions League games against Eintracht Frankfurt (0-3) and Tottenham (2-0). Better still, Iber wore the captain’s armband in the absence of the injured Sebastian Coates. A bright evening in sight for the last bastion of Sporting, who had immediately taken the lead thanks to the goal of Francisco Trincao after less than a minute. Before the tragedy.
However, given Amine Harit’s confidence on a low shot pushed low, Adan lost his balance on a missed throw-in straight to Alexis Sanchez in the 13th minute. A goal won, of course, but it needed more to destabilize him. And this was happening very quickly. On a new recovery error, Real returned the ball to Marseille, who in a few seconds transformed his offer from Harit, author of a header exploiting the poor positioning of the opposing goalkeeper in the 16 ‘. Two gifts at this level of competition, the French runner-up was spoiled.
A 0 is very rare
But as they say, never two without three . Best ally of the Marseille club, Adan has definitely given in with a harmless action. After a long green light from Pau Lopez, the former Merengue misjudged a race from Nuno Tavares, who went deep. Surprised by a too long head control from the left, the one who defended the Betis cage between 2014 and 2018 touched the ball with his hand outside the box in an incomprehensible way. A direct red card after only 23 minutes that allowed OM to calmly manage the debates and dig a little more just 5 minutes from the exit.
Rarely to point out, Adan was given a 0/10 note by the Maxifoot editorial team. To find the trace of a bubble on our site, you have to go back to the slap inflicted by Bayern Munich on FC Barcelona (8-2), in August 2020. At the time Marc-Andr ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Also Piqu, Clment Lenglet, Sergi Roberto and Arturo Vidal had achieved this feat. To catch up, Adan will have to wait three weeks and Sporting Tottenham’s move during Matchday 5.
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