Lunin had a great match in Spain, replacing recently injured Courtois. Video
Real Madrid Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin played his fourth "dry" match for the Madrid club. The 24-year-old native of Krasnohrad (Kharkiv region) came out in the starting lineup and defended for zero all 90 minutes in the match of the 1st round of the Spanish championship against Athletic from Bilbao.
The match for the Ukrainian national team player was not the most difficult. The hosts failed the game, making only one shot at goal, which Lunin easily took.
The Madrid team dominated the pitch and with the efforts of Rodrigo and Bellingham scoring two goals in the first half after 9 minutes.
Athletic - Real - 0:2.
Athletic: Unai Simón, De Marcos, Vivian, Paredes, Lekue (García de Albéniz, 71), Ruiz de Galarreta, Vesga (Herrera, 64), Gómez (Sancet, 46), Muniain (Guruzeta, 46), Williams (Berenguer, 46), Williams.
"Real": Lunin, Carvajal, Alaba, Militão (Rüdiger, 50), Fran García, Valverde, Camavinga (Kroos, 71), Chaudron, Bellingham, Vinicius Junior (Modrić, 80), Rodrigo (Hoselu, 80)..
Andriy received a score of 7.3 for his play from WhoScored, a reputable statistical portal.
The last time Lunin went on the field in La Liga was on April 25 in the match against Girona (4:2).
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the main goalkeeper of Real Thibaut Courtois received a serious injury at one of the trainings of the team. The 31-year-old Belgian tore the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.
Madrid has said they are considering having a new goalkeeper. Earlier, a video showing Lunin arguing with Madrid's goalkeeping coach during a training session appeared online.