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The Reaction Time Of David De Gea's Save From 6 Yards Proves He's Not Human

The Reaction Time Of David De Gea's Save From 6 Yards Proves He's Not Human

David De Gea specialises in making unbelievable saves, but even he must have been pretty proud with his heroics against Sevilla on this day in 2018.

In the 0-0 Champions League round of 16 first leg draw with Sevilla, the Spain No.1 produced a very good save from Steven Nzonzi's header off a corner moments before half-time.

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But then went one better moments later by keeping out Luis Muriel, who had emerged free in the box to get on the end of a cross from Jesus Navas.

De Gea is widely considered to be the best goalkeeper in the world and he proved just why many hold that opinion with an incredible one-handed reaction stop from point-blank range.

Colombian striker Muriel could not believe his header had been kept out and sunk into the post in frustration.

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The "straight at him line" has been churned out by many football fans on social media, but I struggle to see how anyone could underplay the outrageous save De Gea conjured up.

Incredibly, with Muriel 6.5 yards out from goal, De Gea had a mere 0.24 seconds to react.

Talk about cat-like reflexes.

Getting a hand to the header would have been an accomplishment in itself, but being able to tip the ball over the crossbar is unbelievable.

Here are some of the best reactions to De Gea's awe-inspiring save:

Have you seen a better save all season?

Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Football News, David De Gea, Football, Manchester United, Champions League, Goalkeeper, Spain, Sevilla, De Gea

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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