Real Madrid Goalkeeper Discloses His Bizarre Experience in the La Liga Win Against Granada

Real Madrid Goalkeeper Discloses His Bizarre Experience in the La Liga Win Against Granada

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Real Madrid hosted Granada in match round 15 of La Liga
  • The game saw Carlo Ancelotti’s side coast to another victory
  • Los Blancos goalkeeper has disclosed his experience during the match

Real Madrid continued their impressive start to the season with yet another victory in the La Liga clash against Granada.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side ensured they made light work of what appeared to be a cagey encounter as they opened the scoring courtesy of a genius combination play between midfielder Toni Kroos and Brahim Diaz.

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Brahim Diaz celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga EA Sports match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF. Image: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno.
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Los Blancos further ensured they spoilt the debut party for Los Nazaries’ new coach, Alexander Medina, as inform forward Rodrygo de Goes, who has been involved in 11 goals in his last five games according to data courtesy of WhoScored, added another in the 57th minute to wrap up what was an emphatic display for the La Liga leaders.

However, amid the flurry of plaudits and talks that followed Real Madrid’s dominant showing, goalkeeper Andriy Lunin disclosed to the media his bizarre experience on the night.

Lunin’s bizarre experience

The 24-year-old, who had nothing to do through the duration of the 90, given Granada’s failure to register a shot on target, took to the media following the conclusion of the game.

Highlighting his experience of the game as reported by Madrid Universal, he stated:

"I can only thank the team because my fingers were frozen today."

The Ukrainian further touched on his team’s overall performance:

“We have a very good streak going because it is difficult when you have eight, nine players out, but we have continued winning and playing good football.”

The former Dnipro shot-stopper, who has recorded four clean sheets in his last five appearances for Los Blancos, will be hoping he can continue his run in front of goal when the La Liga leaders travel to Seville to face Real Betis.

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