Ivo Grbic made ten saves in the match against Espanyol. The Croatian goalkeeper conceded three goals, but it was a good game. Atlético had only conceded three goals in two previous games this season: against Cádiz, in LaLiga, and against Real Madrid, in the Copa del Rey, with extra time included. Espanyol scored three, but he had chances to score more goals. The goalkeeper’s stops prevented more goals from the parakeet team. A somewhat questioned goalkeeper, who will surely not forget the match against the Catalan team.
Grbic, 27 years old, international for Croatia, has a contract with Atlético until 2024. The rojiblanco club will have to think at the end of this season what it does with the goalkeeper. He could leave, although the games that he is playing consecutively provide him with the solvency that he needed. Oblak is permanent and will continue to be the starting goalkeeper next season. The most logical thing is that both are the goalkeepers of the rojiblanco team in the 2023-24 campaign. But he might as well go out, although the goalkeeper has always stated that he is well in the Cívitas Metropolitano club.
Oblak, in the match played at the Bernabéu, made six stops. It had been the record for interventions in an Atlético league game this season. Now Grbic already has it, with his ten stops against Espanyol. Fernando, from Almería, holds the record by making thirteen saves against Real Madrid. And then there is Asenjo, from Valladolid, who made twelve, also against Real Madrid. Espanyol, with 0-3, went on the attack and bombarded the rojiblanca goal. The Catalan team won a prize at such insistence. But Grbic showed that he is a goalkeeper who can bring joy to his team.