This week teams geared up in their respective leagues and clashed in UCL matchups across the globe. With MLS back in full-swing, we also got to see some new faces making big saves in the net. We’ve recapped this week’s top performances and given a rundown of which gloves helped make the biggest saves.
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Jan Oblak, Atlético Madrid
Jan Oblak kicks off this week’s list after he pulled off an unbelievable triple save in Atlético’s UCL match against Bayer Leverkusen. This is one you definitely have to see to believe …
Oblak’s superhuman performance kept the game scoreless, preserving the tie for Atlético and helping them advance quarterfinals. He was awarded Man of the Match for his efforts.
Oblak chooses Nike Premier Goalkeeper Gloves.
Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City
Leicester City, whose miracle run in the UCL continued and will see them face Oblak’s Atlético next, showed no signs of hangover at the weekend.
The Foxes came out of the weekend with three points after their 3-2 victory over West Ham United at the Olypmic Stadium. Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, secured the win with a huge last minute save after a free kick landed on the foot of Hammers striker Andy Carroll inside the six-yeard box.
— Filbert Street Goals (@Filbert_Street) March 19, 2017
Schemichel fearlessly faced the shot, sprawling out to protect his goal. He was able to get an arm on the ball to force the driven, close-range shot just wide of the net.
Schemichel made this save wearing the brand new Furon Destroy from New Balance.
Tim Melia, Sporting KC
Tim Melia makes this week’s list after his game-winning save in Sporting’s 2-1 win over San Jose. With just a minute left before the final whistle, the ball was served into the box where San Jose attacker Simon Dawkins volleyed the ball low and on-frame.
Melia, whose vision was shielded by traffic, was able to make a quick-reaction save and tip the ball just wide of the net. The last-minute save helped secured the win for Sporting.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 19, 2017
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