Monaco Goalkeeper Saves Three Penalties, Then He Fires In A Rocket Of A Penalty
Loïc Badiashile was the hero for Monaco after clinching an important win for his side against Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals.
The 20-year-old French 'keeper saved three penalties for the former Ligue 1 champions.
Once he had done that, the Monaco youth academy product stepped up and dispatched his penalty with precision and ease.
Check it out below.
When the penalty shootout gets down to the goalkeepers :see_no_evil:
20-year-old Loic Badiashile is the hero for Monaco with 3 penalty saves before he scored the winner!
...Some say the first GK's effort is still rising :rocket: pic.twitter.com/IOuaJ9oOP2
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 9 January 2019
Benjamin Bourigeaud opened the scoring for Rennes in the first half, while Rony Lopes fired home an equaliser in the second half.
Monaco won the match 8-7 on penalties.
Thierry Henry has been handed a major boost in securing his first trophy for the club after Paris Saint-Germain suffered a shock defeat to Guingamp.
The Arsenal legend is currently in the midst of a relegation battle with Monaco. The French club are in 19th place after 18 matches, only two points clear of bottom-place Guingamp and three points behind 18th-place Dijon FCO.
Henry, who became the club's manager in October after the sacking of Leonardo Jardim, is well aware of the challenge that he faces for the remainder of the season and has entered the January transfer window to strengthen his squad options.
Monaco have been pushing forward with a move for Cesc Fàbregas, with a deal expected to be announced soon.
The Monaco manager recently confirmed that he has every intention of bringing the 31-year-old Chelsea star to the Stade Louis II.
"Of course, we would like to have [Fàbregas] soon," he told reporters (via ESPN).
"Lots of clubs would like to have him. He will be a free agent at the end of the season and, if he comes in July only, we will be very happy with this."
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