Egyptian Goalkeeper’s stunning save while running backwards goes viral. The keeper displayed amazing athleticism to steer the ball away with a diving header.
It’s hard being a goal keeper. Guarding the goal is a thankless job where the credit goes to the entire team when you win or keep a clean sheet. However, a loss if very often placed on the shoulders of the shot stopper.
Strikers are often seen as the most important component on the pitch. After all, a match is only won if you have found the net more times than your opponent. However, it is much harder to lose when you don’t concede and that is why many teams around the world have now begun to invest heavily in a keeper.
Regardless, the stigma still remains and a keeper is still likely to be the lowest priority while building a team. However, once in a while a keeper comes along and shows exactly why the last line of defence is such an integral part of the game.
Egyptian Goalkeeper’s stunning save while running backwards goes viral
Egyptian Goalkeeper Mahmoud Gal has become an overnight sensation after a video of him making a last-ditch diving save went viral on the internet. With most of his players ahead, Gal came out of the box to put the ball away with his head.
However, the ball found the opposition who hit the ball accurately on the volley towards the empty net. For the slightest of moment, it seemed inevitable that the ball would find the back of the net. However, the 22-year old sprinted back in time to launch another dive and palm the ball out of harms way.
FUCKING HELL. YES ‘KEEPER. pic.twitter.com/1g8sPIoVVH
— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) September 22, 2019
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