THIBAUT COURTOIS incredibly saved a late penalty in Real Madrid’s 2-0 Spanish Super Cup final win over Athletic Club with his foot.
Goals by Luka Modric and Karim Benzema put Real in the driving seat, but with Eder Militao seeing red and conceding a penalty – what looked like a comfortable win was at risk of collapsing.
Courtois saved Garcia’s spot-kick with his trailing left foot
The Belgian saved Real from an uncomfortable end to the game
Courtois’ team-mates celebrated with him at full-time
Real may win LaLiga this term
But before Real could celebrate Courtois’ heroics, there was more defending to do.
Nico Williams, younger brother of team-mate Inaki, was picked out on the left-hand side.
The 19-year-old clipped a cross into Real’s penalty area which a confident Courtois claimed comfortably.
Fans have hailed the ‘underrated’ Courtois, even Real’s president Florentino Perez singled the Belgian out.
Perez said: “Courtois is the BEST goalkeeper in the world.”
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One Real fan added: “Courtois is so underrated it’s criminal at this point #HalaMadrid.”
Another added: “His name is Thibaut Courtois, but they can call him the best goalkeeper in the world so far in the 2021/22 season. IMMENSE.”
The Super Cup might not be the only silverware Courtois picks up this season.
Real are sitting pretty at the top of LaLiga, leading Sevilla by five points.
By: Joshua Mbu
Title: Watch ex-Chelsea star Courtois’ ridiculous 88th-minute penalty save with his foot as Real Madrid win Spanish Super Cup
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17346616/watch-thibaut-courtois-real-madrid-penalty-save/
Published Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:48:19 +0000