Watch: Hugo Lloris makes an early entry for save of the season
This is better than David De Gea’s at the weekend.
Tottenham managed to grab a point at Champions League holders Real Madrid and if there’s one man fans need to thank it’s Hugo Lloris.
The French national goalkeeper was in imperious form, with one save in particular catching the eye – from a bullet header at close range from his compatriot Karim Benzema.
Hugo Lloris is having a stormer for Tottenham at the Santiago Bernabéu 👏— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2017
Zinedine Zidane's reaction says it all!
Top-class goalkeeping. pic.twitter.com/zTGa0NcRNT
They get better and better the more you watch.
The game finished 1-1, and apart from being sent the wrong way by Cristiano Ronaldo’s pinpoint penalty, Lloris’ performance was flawless – making a series of excellent saves to boost Spurs’ progression hopes.
The London club now sit top of Group H with three games to play, level on points with Madrid and six above Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia.
Naturally, Lloris has been getting some plaudits then.
SUMMARY: Hugo Lloris vs Real Madrid. 😳👏pic.twitter.com/q6D2JLVcuX— SPORF (@Sporf) October 17, 2017
Lloris when Real Madrid players shoot 😅😰 pic.twitter.com/4LXjUKrMN9— The F2 (@TheF2) October 17, 2017
Some even thought Lloris deserves more credit for the saves he makes.
If David De Gea made the saves Keylor Navas and Hugo Lloris made tonight, some people would've done several threads on this app.— Oluwaseye Omidiora (@theReal_SeyE) October 17, 2017
But others didn’t appear to think this was the time for comparisons.
If David De Gea had made that save that Hugo Lloris just made it would be weird because De Gea doesn't play for Tottenham— Billie (@Billie_T) October 17, 2017
Elsewhere in the Champions League Liverpool forged the biggest away win by an English club in the Champions League ever.
The Reds put seven past Maribor without reply, lifting them to the top of Group E on goal difference thanks to a surprise 5-1 thrashing of Sevilla by Spartak Moscow.
7 - Biggest CL away wins:— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 17, 2017
MSK Zilina 0-7 Marseille (Nov 2010)
BATE 0-7 Shakhtar Donetsk (Oct 2014)
Maribor 0-7 Liverpool (Oct 2017)
Meanwhile, Manchester City won 2-1 at home to Napoli to complete their perfect start in the competition’s group stages – with their nine points lifting them three points clear at the summit of Group F.