Save of the week: Federico Marchetti (Lazio) vs Juventus | inside World Soccer

Lazio came away with a 1-1 draw in their Coppa Italia clash at Juventus, but goalkeeper Federico Marchetti produced a string of fantastic saves including a stunning stop from Arturo Vidal.

Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti pulls off a stunning save to deny Arturo Vidal
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti pulls off a stunning save to deny Arturo Vidal

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Juventus made an explosive start to the match in front of their own fans and they went ahead through Federico Peluso's first goal for the club in the 63rd minute.

Vidal went agonisingly close to extending his team's advantage but his looping header was amazingly saved by Marchetti.

The Chilean got away from Lazio defenders for a header on Mirko Vučinić's cross and Marchetti flew to claw it away just before it could go over the line.

It was a truly stunning save, as the goalkeeper had to change direction and jump at full stretch.

And the visitors took full advantage when Stefano Mauri scored the equaliser from close range in the dying moments.

"Marchetti pulled off some extraordinary saves," Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli told the press.

"He is having a great season. He is a very good goalkeeper and showed that with some amazing saves in the league contest, as well as today in the Coppa Italia."


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