UEFA Champions League Thibaut Courtois reveals secret behind Lionel Messi penalty save

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed how he prepared himself before stopping Lionel Messi penalty in his side’s 0-1 loss to PSG on Tuesday night in Paris.

Courtois could have been the hero of the match should Real Madrid avoid the last-gap goal they conceded.

Indeed, the Belgian shot stopper has been the main man for a deflected Real Madrid at Parc des Princes.

The former Chelsea glovesman stopped in a brilliant way Messi’s penalty as the Argentinian star extended his goal drought against Real Madrid to eight straight games now.

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Speaking after the match, Courtois explained how he got to make that promminent save.

“Obviously he shoots a lot of penalties, so it’s hard to guess right,” he told BT Sport.

“He missed a few on this side, so I think it was obvious he was going to the left. Maybe to the middle, he scored one against Leipzig.

“I just said ‘okay, we’ll go left’, and I had a good save.”

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