Hot La Liga player of the day: Antonio Adán (Real Madrid)

13 Feb

 

Photo: Real Madrid

It’s been a crazy and exciting weekend in La Liga. (So crazy that I think I’ll have to post match results!) Today’s Real Madrid – Espanyol match might have been craziest of all: Iker Casillas of all people was sent off 90 seconds into the game. After I recovered from the initial shock, I realized that this was a rare opportunity too see third-choice goalkeeper Antonio Adán Garrido in action. The 23-year-old madrileño made his official debut for Real Madrid in December, having to replace an injured Jerzy Dudek in a Champions League match. Dudek is still recovering from that injury (a broken jaw), so Adán was the only replacement available today. He stepped up to the challenge and managed to shut out Espanyol, allowing Madrid to secure a 1-0 win.

 

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