Brazilian Goalkeeper Cassio Pulls Off Insane Double Save In Game
Brazilian goalkeeper Cassio may not have taken to the pitch in the World Cup after having to settle for a role as Tite's third-choice shotstopper in Russia, but he showed his incredible ability in between the sticks upon his return to action.
The 31-year old's only real contribution during the World Cup was helping his manager to his feet after Ederson had got too excited and barged him over after Brazil struck a last minute goal against Costa Rica.
Unfortunately for him, in Ederson and Alisson, he has two excellent goalkeepers ahead of him in the pecking order and so was never likely to get any game-time in the showpiece.
But Cassio proved he's no slouch last night. Not feeling the need to take any time off, he slotted back in for his club side Corinthians as they ran out 2-0 winners over Botafogo.
And he wowed fans with one of the best saves you will ever see. With the visitors desperately pushing late on, a corner was stabbed towards the bottom corner from a Botafogo player in what looked to be a certain goal.
Somehow, Cassio was able to sprawl across his goal-line and claw the bouncing ball away with one strong palm. Then, he followed it up with a stop that was arguably even better - as he managed to deny the follow-up with his toe.
I don't think we're over-reacting when we say it may well be the best double save of all-time. The reaction time and reflexes displayed are just breathtaking.
The incredible Cassio double save doing the rounds is why we often have activities with a second ball in training. "Alive to the danger."- Justin Bryant (@Keepers_Union) July 19, 2018
:flag_br: Cassio just had one of the best GK performances of the year!- Mouhamad ' محمد (@ThatArabKeeper) July 19, 2018
My favourite save is definitely the second one. Brilliant goal-line diving stop followed by a desperate save with his toes. https://t.co/lxYbUJiiwr
Will we see a better save this year? Have you seen one already?
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