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.”