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Lunin played fantastically for Real Madrid, becoming the main star of the scandalous Champions League match. Video.

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The match took place in Leipzig

Real Madrid's Ukrainian goalkeeper Andrii Lunin brought his team a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 against RB Leipzig (Germany). The 24-year-old native of Krasnohrad saved 9 shots, making it his 8th dry match out of 17 this season.

The goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine showed a brilliant reaction, making several amazing saves that did not allow Leipzig to seize the initiative at key moments.

After the game, the statistical portal Sofascore rated the Ukrainian's actions at an incredible 9.8 points, making him the main star of the match. WhoScored gave Andrii a 9.2.

Lunin played fantastically for Real Madrid, becoming the main star of the scandalous Champions League match. Video.

Real Madrid's official account on social network X (formerly Twitter) admired Andrii's actions, joking that Lunin is so reliable that he can be used as a WiFi password

Lunin played fantastically for Real Madrid, becoming the main star of the scandalous Champions League match. Video.

It should be noted that a scandalous episode occurred in the 2nd minute of the match. The referee did not count a goal for the Germans, despite the fact that the player who struck the ball was onside. Many fans accused the referee of playing along with Real Madrid.

Former referee Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez explained in an interview with As.com that the goal was canceled because of the contact between Benjamin Henrichs and the Ukrainian.

"Henrichs moved his hand a little bit. The judges considered it an interference with the goalkeeper. If you follow the rules exactly, there was a physical obstruction because he pushed Lunin from behind. The referee didn't go to watch the replay because the assistant raised the flag," Gonzalez said.

Lunin played fantastically for Real Madrid, becoming the main star of the scandalous Champions League match. Video.

Real Madrid's victory came on a single accurate shot by Brym Diaz in the second half opener.

In another game of the last 16, Manchester City easily defeated Copenhagen 3-1.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, on January 18, it became known that Real Madrid's management intends to keep Lunin. Andrii received an offer to extend his agreement with the "royal club" until the summer of 2030.

Lunin played fantastically for Real Madrid, becoming the main star of the scandalous Champions League match. Video.

On January 14, Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 4-1 to win the Spanish Super Cup for the 13th time in its history. Lunin was in the starting lineup and played a full match, saving 9 shots.

Lunin played fantastically for Real Madrid, becoming the main star of the scandalous Champions League match. Video.

It will be recalled that 24-year-old Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Lunin joined Real Madrid from Luhansk's Zoria in July 2018 for €3.5 million. Since then, he has played on loan at Leganes, Real Valladolid and Real Oviedo.

Lunin played fantastically for Real Madrid, becoming the main star of the scandalous Champions League match. Video.

This season, after the injury of Real Madrid's main goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, Arrizabalaga took his place in goal, having already played in 11 matches. In five of them, Andrii made zero saves.

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