Adam, the invincible goalkeeper

The Spanish goalkeeper defends the goal of the only team that has not yet lost in domestic competition in the major European leagues, Sporting.

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Experience is a degree and in that Antonio Adán (Madrid, 05/13/1987) is more than enough. After defending the goal of Real Madrid, Cagliari, Real Betis and Atlético, the Spanish goalkeeper is standing out with his spectacular form defending the goal of Sporting.

The only team in the major European leagues that has not yet lost in their domestic competition, the Lisbon team leads the Portuguese League with 35 points, obtained with 11 victories and two draws. In the 13 games, Adan has started, a goalkeeper who has known how to assume his role in all the clubs he has passed through throughout his career.

Now, he is the protagonist, something that is not new for a goalkeeper who has already given recitals of saves on other occasions. The man from Madrid has just been elected the best goalkeeper in the Portuguese League in December in a vote in which the coaches of the teams in the competition participated.

Adán and Sporting have only conceded eight goals in the League so far, a figure that in the rest of the major European leagues only Atlético de Madrid surpasses, with six. He is accompanied in his custody at the goal by the central pair formed by the Moroccan Feddal, also a former Betis player, and the Uruguayan Coates. For his part, the Spanish side Pedro Porro, on loan from Manchester City, is also a fixture in the Lisbon defense.

A quick adaptation to the Portuguese league

"Due to different circumstances, we had to spend a lot of time together. Due to the preseason and shortly afterwards, due to COVID-19. We were together many days and that made the adaptation much faster," commented Adán ago a few weeks, before facing the derby against Benfica.

All the pieces seem to fit in a Sporting that is four points ahead of Porto and Benfica and that is trained by the young coach Rúben Amorim. The Lions present the best numbers of the last century.

And they do it hand in hand with a coach, a former Benfica midfielder, who took 13 games in the Portuguese football elite to win the League Cup with Braga. Sporting paid ten million euros for a coach who has managed to recover the best version of the Verdiblancos.



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