Former Arsenal goalkeeper concedes straight from a corner before redeeming himself

NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 25: David Ospina of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

David Ospina conceded directly to a Christian Eriksen corner but quickly redeemed himself in a night of drama for the former Arsenal goalkeeper.

TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )
TURIN, ITALY: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during a Serie A match on September 29, 2018. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

For anyone who missed it, Saturday night’s Coppa Italia clash between Napoli and Inter Milan was a David Ospina classic. It certainly started badly, as Christian Eriksen scored against Ospina directly from a corner.

The goalkeeper appeared to misjudge the effort due to the two Napoli players missing headers in front of him, but that’s no real excuse for letting it in.

After that, with the aggregate scoreline at 1-1, Ospina was on a mission to redeem himself.

The 31-year-old ended up playing a big part in Napoli’s equalising goal on the night, firing a drop-kick over half the length of the pitch to find Lorenzo Insigne, who carried the ball forwards before squaring for Dries Mertens to score.

After that, Napoli had the advantage again, and Ospina made a few good saves to keep it that way.

Just as you might think it was turning into a positive night for the Colombian, he picked up a yellow card for time-wasting that will now see him miss the final. He received a booking in the first leg for exactly the same reason.

At least Napoli made the final, so that’s what Ospina will have to settle for.