Tottenham came away from the Bernabeu with an impressive 1-1 draw on Tuesday night – but they had Hugo Lloris to thank for a sensational save from Karim Benzema in the second half.
Spurs are now six points clear of third-place Borussia Dortmund in Group H of the Champions League and took the lead at Real Madrid thanks to Raphael Varane’s own-goal.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo equalised from the spot and Benzema appeared set to score a second, only for Lloris to pull off an incredible stop, leading to Mauricio Pochettino to label the France goalkeeper would of the best in the world.
“I think Hugo was fantastic. The performance of Hugo today is one that deserves praise from everyone,” Pochettino said.
“Sometimes in the Premier League we were talking, myself telling you that Hugo Lloris is one of the best and today you got to see why I told you a lot of times Hugo Lloris is one of the best in the world.
“The performance was fantastic. A brilliant effort and the belief. It’s important to congratulate the players. I’m so proud of the effort from them.”
Watch the save below. Then watch it back again and again.
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— Tom Thorp (@Tom_Thorp) October 17, 2017
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— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) October 17, 2017
An uncharacteristically selfish act.
The Irishman is not impressed with Paul Pogba.
The pose at the end is brilliant.
We’ve used Mark Hughes’ birthday as an excuse…
Does this bode well for Manchester United?
Featuring lots of Jose, obviously.
Roy Keane was not impressed by Arsenal.
Can we watch Napoli every day?
“A world-class goalscorer.”
Things could have been very different.