'King for one night' - Former Leeds United ace Marco Silvestri hailed by Italian press

Leeds United's Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri gestures during the EFL (English Football League) Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in...

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri hailed for his Verona debut.

Leeds United's Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri gestures during the EFL (English Football League) Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in...

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has won praise after his stunning debut for Hellas Verona.

Silvestri left Leeds in the summer after being pushed out by new arrivals, having only played a back-up role last season.

He was first choice at Leeds for two out of three seasons, and has had to play a back-up role for Verona.

This week he made hid debut in a Coppa Italia tie against Chievo, and emerged as the hero.

Silvestri saved the deciding spot-kick in a penalty shootout as Verona won 6-5.

His performance made big news in the Corriere di Verona regional newspaper, Tuttomercatoweb report.

Silvestri was hailed as 'king for one night' after his heroic display.

Chris Wood of Leeds United congratulates Marco Silvestri, after they won on penalties during the EFL Cup Fourth Round match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on October...

The goalkeeper is a former Italy under-21 international and proved his worth to Leeds in a penalty shootout last season as they defeated Norwich City.

He will hope this elevates him towards more first team chances, especially with Hellas Verona now drawn against AC Milan inthe Coppa Italia at the end of December.

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