Sporting: Adan, 10 Minutes in Hell – Football

Driven captain in the absence of Sebastian Coates, Antonio Adan had the worst game of his career against Olympique de Marseille (4-1) in the Champions League on Tuesday. A disastrous performance for the Spanish goalkeeper who threw Sporting Portugal into the crevice.

Adan had a nightmare in Marseille.

Sitting alone in the Vlodrome stands, dark-eyed, biting his tracksuit in stoppage time. Two hours earlier, Antonio Adan (35) did not expect to have the worst evening of his football career. And yet the Sporting Portugal goalkeeper actually 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 Marseille enclosure, the bouncer of the Lusitanian formation smiled broadly. After all, the lions had not conceded a single goal in two Champions League games against Eintracht Frankfurt (0: 3) and Tottenham (2: 0). Better yet, the Iber wore the captain’s armband in the absence of the injured Sebastian Coates. A bright evening lay ahead for Sporting’s last stronghold, who quickly took the lead after less than a minute with a goal from Francisco Trincao. Before the tragedy.

But Adan, confident after a low shot from Amine Harit, lost his footing in the 13th minute when he missed a ball straight at Alexis Sanchez. A goal won, of course, but it took more to destabilize him. And more happened very quickly. After another recovery error, Madrid returned the ball to Marseille, who in a few seconds converted his offer from Harit, a header goalscorer who took advantage of the opposing goalkeeper’s poor positioning in the 16th minute. Two gifts at this level of competition, the runner-up from France was spoiled.

A 0 is very rare

But as the saying goes: never two without three . Adan, the Marseille club’s best ally, has definitely cracked with an innocuous action. After a long clearance from Pau Lopez, the ex-merengue misjudged a run by Nuno Tavares that went deep. Surprised by a too long header control from the left, the one who defended the Betis cage between 2014 and 2018 incomprehensibly touched the ball with his hand outside his box. A direct red card after just 23 minutes that allowed OM to hold the debates calmly and go a little further apart just 5 minutes after their departure.

It is a rare fact that needs to be emphasized that Adan has been awarded a 0/10 by the editorial team at Maxifoot. To find the trace of a bubble on our site, you have to go back to the slap Bayern Munich inflicted on FC Barcelona (8-2) in August 2020. At that time Marc-Andr ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Auch Piqu, Clment Lenglet, Sergi Roberto and Arturo Vidal had managed this feat. Luckily for Adan, he has a quick chance to catch up against Matto Guendouzi’s partners next Wednesday. A necessary rest to stop doubting after the nightmare in the velodrome.

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