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Thibaut Courtois stopped Joao Félix’s shot at Real Madrid vs. Athletic | VIDEO

Lima, December 12, 2021Updated on 12/12/2021 05:45 pm

Real Madrid remains at the top of LaLiga Santander in Spain and this Sunday the team managed to impose conditions against Atlético Madrid. The game was very intense and one of the figures of the ‘Merengues’ was goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who even avoided a goal with his face.

The match at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was already in the first minute of the three added by referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, when the ‘Colchoneros’ devised an advance down the right wing. A good pass was sent to the Mexican Héctor Herrera, who reached the baseline, hurrying to send a cross.

David Alaba, Real Madrid defender, tried to stop him or make him leave the field, but could not achieve his goal. Finally, the Atlético midfielder raised a mid-height center, towards the edge of the small area, an area to which Joao Félix arrived, totally free and with a clear panorama to define.

The Portuguese did not hesitate and executed a shot with his right leg, with great power, towards the first post protected by Thibaut Courtois. Despite the rapid scene, the goalkeeper had an impressive reaction: he never took his eyes off the ball and, without the possibility of saving with his hands, put his face on it.

The Real Madrid fans exploded with joy when they saw the magnificent save, which held the advantage of two goals in the match. Diego Simeone and everyone at Atlético Madrid could not believe what happened, since there was not much time left to dream of reaching the discount and subsequent draw in this confrontation, valid for date 17 of LaLiga Santander.


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