Lucas Ocampos ended the match between Sevilla and Eibar as goalkeeper on July 6, 2020. - CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP
We call that being the hero of the match. Lucas Ocampos did everything on Monday evening, when FC Sevilla won against Eibar (1-0). Author of the only goal of the game just before play time, he then illustrated himself by replacing his goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, who had been injured due to an injury, without a second thought. And he gave himself a magnificent reflex stop in stoppage time to preserve his team's victory.
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😮 What an incredible end to the match for this Seville-Eibar!
⚽️ Ocampos double savior as scorer ... and goalkeeper!
📊 The Blanquirrojos (4th) remain 2 pts from the podiumhttps: //t.co/R3QwAzj60p
"When we make small games (in training), I like to play goalkeeper, but I never imagined that I would play it for a few minutes in a match," he said to the former Marseillais after the encounter. Before taking the seat, the goalkeepers coach told me not to go out, the ball came towards me and I diverted it. "
C1 in sight
Not to spoil anything, this victory is ultra-important for the Andalusian club in the race for the Champions League. He is now six points ahead of Villarreal (5th), beaten at home by Barça on Sunday, and is only two lengths away from Atlético Madrid, third.
As for Ocampos, who has become the first field player to stop a shot in the five major European championships since at least 2006 (according to Opta), he has had a very good first season in La Liga.
13 - Lucas Ocampos 🇦🇷 in La Liga this season:
⚽️ - 13 goals, at least 7 more than any other player from Sevilla
🧤 - v Eibar last night, 1st field player to stop an opposing goalkeeper shot in the TOP 5 since that Opta analyze all these competitions (2006/07).
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