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Peru vs. Bolivia: Pedro Gallese avoided Marcelo Martins’ goal with his face | VIDEO

The Peruvian team begins to suffer some offensive attacks from Bolivia in the second half of the game and the figure of Pedro Gallese grows. The national goalkeeper impressed with his double intervention to keep the ‘Blanquirroja’ zero and the second save was more remarkable, since he used his face against Marcelo Martins.

The selected team led by César Farías came out to press high in the second half, taking into account that they had the obligation to add the points at home to stay alive in the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. That is how they found possession of the ball in the rival field to the 50 minutes and built the attack play.

From the right wing, they launched a cross in search of Carmelo Algarañaz, who knew how to anticipate well the line of central defenders of the Peruvian team and connected in the direction of Pedro Gallese’s right post. The goalkeeper had a feline reaction and managed to prevent the fall of his goal.

However, the Bolivian attack did not end, since Marcelo Martins appeared on the rebound, inside the small area, wanting to celebrate his ninth goal in the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. The forward did not have much angle, so he opted to get a powerful crossed finish, but ran into a wall.

Pedro Gallese, who had just stood up due to his previous intervention, held the ball with the side of his face. The game continued, but the referee had no choice but to stop the actions so that the goalkeeper could be attended to. Despite how serious the matter seemed to be, the Orlando City player was able to continue on the court.


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