Pau Lopez studied Ajax penalties

Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez reveals he studied Dusan Tadic and that enabled him to save the Ajax penalty. ‘He often hits it centrally.’

That proved to be a turning point in the Europa League quarter-final first leg in Amsterdam, as Ajax had been 1-0 up and could’ve doubled their lead.

Instead, they fought back to win 2-1 with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Roger Ibanez strikes.

“I knew that Tadic often hits it centrally. I watch the penalties with Marco Savorani when we prepare for the games. I stayed on the spot and I was lucky this time,” Pau Lopez told Sky Sport Italia.

“I think we did well, although the goal we conceded was avoidable. I am happy with the victory, but it’s not over. The second leg will be very tough and there’s a long way to go yet.”

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