Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: Courtois saves a penalty with his foot in the final of the Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: Courtois and saves penalty kick the final of the Spanish Super Cup (Photo: Reuters)

the goalkeeper of Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois, saved a penalty with his foot against Athletic Club in the final of the 2022 Spanish Super Cup, which was played at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

The play prior to the penalty in favor of Athletic Club generated controversy and after the intervention of VAR, referee César Soto decided to collect the shot from twelve steps.

Spanish soccer player Yuri Berchiche launched a cross into the Real Madrid area and Athletic Club midfielder Daniel García finished off with a header.

In the first instance, the referee awarded a corner kick after the ball was deflected by Real Madrid’s Brazilian defender Éder Militao.

However, in the replay it can be seen that Militao touches the ball with his hand and prevents it from reaching Thibaut Courtois’ goal. Given the claims, the referee goes to the VAR and decides to collect the penalty and expel the Real Madrid footballer.

Hand of Real Madrid, expulsion of Éder Militao and save by Thibaut Courtois in the final of the Spanish Super Cup. (Video: DIRECTV).

Raúl García decided to execute the penalty in favor of Athletic Club de Bilbao. The footballer shot hard into the center of the goal and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who had already launched himself at his right hand, reacted with his left leg and managed to deflect the ball.

Finally, Real Madrid beat Athletic Club with goals from Luka Modric (38′) and Karim Benzema (52′) and earned them the title of champion of the 2022 Spanish Super Cup.

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