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Coral’s 12 terrific goalkeeper saves after Neuer nimbleness

| 21.10.2015

Matt Haynes | October 21, 2015

Following Manuel Neuer’s world class save last night against Arsenal, to deny Theo Walcott as Arsene Wenger’s men beat Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Emirates, Coral decided to dig a little deeper.

We have therefore, compiled five of the best ever saves of the past, with the Gunners now 6/4 to qualify from Champions League Group F.

Gordon Banks v Brazil

Still one of the best saves in history, Banks’ brilliance at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico denying a point-blank header from Pele highlighted the England goalkeeper’s fabulous flexibility.

Jerzy Dudek v AC Milan

This is worth watching just to see the reaction from Andriy Shevchenko. A double save from Liverpool’s Dudek in arguably one of the best Champions League finals in recent history, remarkably kept the Reds in the game, taking them to a penalty shootout. Relive the memories below.

David Seaman v Sheffield United

This arguably won Arsenal the FA Cup. A sensational save against the Blades may well be one of the best in the tournament’s history, with the Gunners going on to conquer.

Peter Schmeichel v Rapid Vienna

You only really appreciate this one at second glance, from behind the goal; the great Dane showed amazing agility to get down and then lift the ball over the bar one-handed in the club’s Champions League encounter.

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David de Gea v Everton

A fantastic save from Manchester United’s keeper against the Toffees showed why Real Madrid pursued him relentlessly the following summer.

Angelo Campos v Uruguay

This one had everything. The Peru keeper rushed off his line, only to have to backtrack and leave the crowd in suspense. Well worth a watch if you haven’t seen it!

Iker Casillas v Sevilla

Incredible instinct from one of the best keepers of the last decade as he anticipates the shot from the onrushing attacker and pounces to prevent the inevitable.

Rene Higuita v England

A match at Wembley as the Three Lions played host to Colombia, the save which became known as the ‘Scorpion Kick’ fast became stuff of legend.

Tomasz Kuszczak v Wigan

This was dubbed as one of the saves of the season for West Bromwich Albion against Wigan, with the Hungarian making himself as big as he could.

Schmeichel v Newcastle

That man again with a crucial save which helped to decide the title for Man Utd, the Dane was at full stretch to deny a header from Les Ferdinand.

Eugene Galekovic Vs Wellington Phoenix

Check this out for a double-save! Adelaide United’s Galekovic not only saved the penalty but was quick off the mark for the rebound.

Nelson Dida v Ajax

Superb reflexes from the Brazilian keeper who had to get back up after his defender blocked a first attempt, though his recovery here was sensational!


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Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.