Ukrainian goalkeeper of Real Madrid and the ambassador of the Brave GK brand Andriy Lunin began the 2022 year with a successful game in the Spanish Cup. Andriy entered the field in the main squad in the game against Alcoyano in the 1/16 of the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey). The former goalkeeper of Zorya and Dnipro coped with his tasks wonderfully and made as many as 4 excellent saves. The match ended with a score of 1:3 in favor of Real Madrid. Andriy Lunin certainly made a significant contribution to this victory
Andriy Lunin's first full-fledged game on the field this season was a duel against Alcoyano, a Spanish football club from the city of Alcoy, located in the province of Alicante in the autonomous community of Valencia. The match took place on January 5th at the Campo Municipal El Collao, the home stadium of the Alcoyano club.
The score was opened by Real Madrid in the 39th minute of the match. Rodrigo kicked the ball into the Alcoyano penalty area from a corner, where Militao drove it into the net. There were no more goals in the first half of the match, largely thanks to the confident play of Brave GK ambassador Andriy Lunin. In the first half, the Ukrainian saved his team at least twice: the first time it was a strong kick from Dani Vega, which Andriy converted to a corner shot, and the second time it was a rather difficult shot from Carlos Blanco.
The second half of the match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid began with Alcoyano managing to score a return goal. In the 66th minute, Dani Vega found himself in the Madrid penalty area, beat two defenders, and sent the ball into the far nine. A great shot, no chance for Lunin. 1:1.
After only 10 minutes, in the 77th minute of the match, Real Madrid scored again. Asensio struck and hit Raul Gonzalez, after which the ball ended up in the opposite corner of the goal from the goalkeeper of Alcoyano. 1:2.
Just a couple of minutes later, the Madrid club strengthened its advantage: midfielder Isco came on the field after the substitution and quickly found himself face to face with the goalkeeper of Alcoyano. 1:3. It was with this score that the match of Real Madrid against Alcoyano ended. In total, Andriy Lunin made 4 excellent saves and helped his club to go further in the Copa del Rey. According to statistics, Andriy touched the ball 34 times during the match. 23 attempts were made to make a transfer, of which 6 were successful.
Congratulations to Andriy Lunin on a great game in the main squad of Real Madrid! We are especially glad that Lunin got into the application for the Spanish Super Cup. The club's coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has already published a list of players who are preparing for the semi-final match against Barcelona - Lunin is among them. The fight will take place on January 12 in Saudi Arabia. The second game for a place in the final of the tournament will be held between Atletico and Athletic.
There was also information that the Dutch Ajax is seriously interested in Andriy Lunin. The club's management submitted a request to Real Madrid and they replied that they were ready to give Lunin on loan only if the player will be involved in a regular game practice. What will happen next is still unknown. Let's just note that the club from Amsterdam is currently looking for a replacement for its main goalkeeper Andre Onana, who is leaving for Inter next summer.