Here are some headlines from two of Spain’s biggest newspapers, Marca & AS, reacting to Adrian’s penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea in Istanbul that saw Liverpool win the European Super Cup.
Marca went with the headline “Liverpool’s new hero” while AS chose to go with “From Unemployment to Glory”, talking about the fact that Adrian was a free agent before being snapped up by the Reds after they sold Simon Mignolet to Club Brugge.
AS even gave Adrian a four star player rating for this game, on par with team mate Sadio Mane and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante. He was also Liverpool’s best player alongside Mane in the eyes of L’Equipe.
Referee Stephanie Frappart, the first female referee to take charge of a major European tie, was also given a 7 by L’Equipe.