Eric Roy’s Nice beat our pantomime villains Bordeaux 2-1 tonight to maintain their unbeaten record and keep the awful Girondins in the doldrums. More of that to come but for now ….
Had to share this since it was on the French news and I caught the tail end.
I presume it’s a penalty shoot-out.
Keeper saves and considers it the moment to turn to the fans, beat his chest and seek general acclaim.
All the while the ball, which he’d parried rather than caught or pushed round the post/over the bar, is creeping towards the goal line. And over it …
The penalty taker stakes his claim. He looks towards the ref. And the ref nods and awards the goal.
I am not sure who was playing or what depended on that kick. I just felt it was too good not to pass on. Fill in the detail if you know more …