Goalkeepers

Keeper sows chaos with use of the dark arts, deservedly gets ball chucked at him

I'd be mad at Feyenoord keeper Justin Bijlow if I weren't so damn impressed with his awareness and quick-thinking. You see, contrary to what Zlatan Ibrahimović thinks, shithousers are forgivable — they provide us with great entertainment and inevitably get smacked by karma somewhere down the road because that's how fortune works in the beautiful game.

Dudek’s save in the 2005 UCL Final shows why keepers must keep both feet on the line for PKs

Have you ever wondered why the rule that forces goalkeepers to keep both their feet on the goal-line during a penalty kick exists?

Well, an old video of Jerzy Dudek saving a penalty in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and AC Milan has resurfaced on social media, serving as a prime example of why that is.

Warning, it's a hard watch.

Grosero error de Carlos Acevedo expone doble moral de los aficionados mexicanos

Santos Laguna y Atlas se enfrentaron en el inicio de la Jornada 4 del Clausura 2023, en una nueva edición del Clásico Orlegi (?). El partido fue entretenido, con múltiples ocasiones para ambos y terminó con repartición de puntos luego del 2-2 en el marcador.

El portero mexicano Carlos Acevedo tuvo, nuevamente, una actuación destacada con los Guerreros. En esta ocasión, sin embargo, entre sus buenas intervenciones también dejó una que otra para el olvido.

Up 2-1 in the 89th-minute, keeper picks the best moment to drop back-to-back skill moves

We have discovered the next Alisson Becker — it's 18-year-old Braga prospect João Carvalho, who makes Alisson look about as talented as Loris Karius in comparison. 

On Tuesday, in Portugal's Liga Revelação U-23 division, Carvalho took possession in the 89th minute with his Braga side holding a slender 2-1 advantage over Rio Ave. In this situation you're supposed to "GET RID!" by smashing the ball 30 yards out of play, but Carvalho is built different.

Aaron Ramsdale brushes off getting kicked in the back by Tottenham supporter

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale said he was attacked by a fan just after his side had earned a 2-0 victory in a fiery North London derby with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Ramsdale was man-of-the-match as he kept Tottenham at bay time and again and also clashed with several Spurs players during the match.

Spurs' Brazilian forward Richarlison had an altercation with Ramsdale after the final whistle, before a Tottenham supporter seemed to climb on the pitch-side advertising boards and kick the 24-year-old.

La peor noche en la carrera de Memo Ochoa: Atalanta le llenó la bolsa con ocho goles

Guillermo Ochoa vivió una noche de terror en la Serie A italiana. El arquero mexicano fue titular en la Salernitana, pero poco pudo hacer para evitar la escandalosa derrota por 8-2 ante la Atalanta, en lo que es la peor goleada recibida en su carrera, así como la peor caída en la historia del club granate. 

Not even the global TV feed going down could save Spurs against superior Arsenal

LONDON - Leaders Arsenal put on a masterclass to overwhelm shell-shocked north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 away and extend the gap at the top of the Premier League to eight points on Sunday.

The Gunners flew out of the blocks from the opening whistle and built a first-half lead through a clumsy own goal by Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris and a sublime strike from Martin Ødegaard.

Matt Turner keeps clean sheet as Arsenal book FA Cup date with Man City

OXFORD, England - Premier League leaders Arsenal booked an FA Cup fourth round clash with Manchester City after they beat third-tier Oxford United 3-0 on Monday night thanks to second-half goals from Mohamed Elneny and Eddie Nketiah.

Oxford more then held their own in the first half, giving Arsenal a few worrying moments while restricting their illustrious opponents to half chances down the other end.

Memo Ochoa records 9 saves on his Serie A debut against AC Milan

After another memorable performance in Qatar for Mr. World Cup (stonewalling Robert Lewandowski from the penalty spot), Guillermo Ochoa made his Serie A debut with Salernitana on Wednesday against defending champions AC Milan.

Salernitana hosted at Stadio Arechi, but the gap between the two sides was evident with Milan putting 11 shots on target to just one for the hosts.

Memo Ochoa enamoró a Italia con sus atajadas ante el AC Milan

Guillermo Ochoa jugó sus primeros minutos en el arco del Salernitana y en su debut encandiló a Italia con sus atajadas.

El arquero mexicano defendió la valla ante el AC Milan en un partido en el que tuvo un inicio dubitativo, con un par de errores que no se pueden meter bajo la alfombra, pero que acabó con manotazos heroicos que evitaron un resultado más abultado que el "apretado" 2-1 con que terminó el encuentro.  

En concreto, Ochoa registró nueve paradas que sacaron suspiros entre aficionados y la prensa especializada.

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