Watch Real Madrid Keeper Make Absurdly Casual One-Hand Save

Alphonse Areola made his Real Madrid debut by looking like an NBA All-Star pulling down an uncontested rebound.

Zinedine Zidane handed 26-year-old goalkeeper Alphonse Areola his first Real Madrid start in Wednesday’s LaLiga match against Osasuna at the Bernabeu. 

Areola made 75 appearances with Paris Saint-Germain before joining Los Blancos on loan (Real sold Keylor Navas to PSG). 

In the first half, Areola casually snared the ball with one hand, barely even looking at the ball as he pulled it out of the sky and prepared to push the ball forward and start another Real Madrid attack. 

The Areola one-hand save looked like LeBron James grabbing an uncontested rebound or Odell Beckham Jr. snagging a pass in the end zone. 

Ostensibly the backup to Thibaut Courtois, the Areola one-hand save is making fans everywhere clamor for Areola to become Zidane’s No. 1 keeper. 

So much love was given to Areola that his name was trending on Twitter. This disappointed some who were hoping to see nipples. 

Areola helped keep a clean sheet in Real’s 2-0 win over Osasuna, with goals from Vinícius Jr and Rodrygo helping the Merengues jump to the top of the LaLiga table. 

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