Ruben Negredo Has Busy Afternoon For Gimnastica – Scores Equaliser, Takes Over In Goal, Saves Penalty (Video)

Chris Wright

26th, March 2012

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By Chris Wright

Ruben Negredo (older brother of Sevilla’s Alvaro) had a busy old afternoon at work in the Spanish third tier last week, putting in a double-shift for Gimnastica de Torrelavega in their Segunda Division B league tie with Burgos.

At one-nil down, having started the game in his favoured position up top, Negredo bought Gimnastica back level with an equaliser on the hour mark, only to find himself press-ganged into service as an auxiliary goalkeeper 15 minutes later when first-choice stopper Ivan Crespo was dismissed for tripping a Burgos player in the area.

Negredo’s first duty after donning Crespo’s newly-vacated gloves was to face the subsequent penalty (2:00 for the goal, 2:55 for the spot-kick)…

After successfully holding the fort for the remaining quarter-of-an-hour to keep the score at 1-1, Gimnastica’s new first-choice ‘keeper Negredo told the press:

“I was lucky to stop the penalty! That was the first time I’ve ever worn the gloves in a match. I’ve never seen a situation like that.”

What a hero.

Via 101GG

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6 Comments

  1. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Just an awesome day for him.

  2. Johnny says:

    Football is such a funny sport, there are always surprises that make each match so unique.

  3. unitedFixation says:

    looking at the hoghlights … I felt that it was a awesome football game overall … skills and mistakes galore !!!

  4. Gallium says:

    Should not have watched this right before bed. That damn repetitive music is not going to leave me alone. Du du dududu duu duduuu duuuu AGHHHH.

  5. Honest Ernie says:

    Mistakes galore, yes. Not so sure about the skills, though – hard to believe that this is the third tier of Spanish football, and not the thirtieth tier.

  6. Alan says:

    Now that’s the stuff dreams are made of!

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