Goalkeepers were in top form during Tuesday night’s Champions League fixtures.
We witnessed some top-notch performances from the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel for their respective teams on the night.
Buffon produced an MOTM performance as ten-man Juventus managed to beat Lyon 1-0 away from home. The Italian produced a couple of world class saves, which included a save on Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty.
BUFFON IS BACK! Fantastic save on Lacazette's penalty. pic.twitter.com/VrxDJoAbIz
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Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris was another goalkeeper who was in top form on the night. The French keeper made an unbelievable save on Bayer Leverkusen’s Chicharito’s shot from point-blank range. At first, it appeared that the ball had crossed the line, but the goal-line technology showed that Lloris successfully managed to keep the ball out of the goal. The game ended in a goalless draw in Germany.
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Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel also deserves mention for his one-handed save in the 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen.
The Danish goalkeeper made the save late in the game to ensure another three points for Claudio Raniero’s side in Champions League.