Bravo: “An opponent wanted to finish the round and take the glory”

first_imgClaudio Bravo is 37 years old and is currently a substitute for Ederson Moraes at Manchester City, but until not long ago he was one of the best goalkeepers in the world, leaving his mark on Colo-Colo, Real society and Barcelona before leaving for England. 🍀 😉 I’ll tell you the story of the draw before the penalties and why we started the definition ourselves. There was a rival player who wanted to finish the round and take the glory 🥴 Beautiful memory 🙌🏻 https://t.co/mJJ4VZmF0P– Claudio Bravo Muñoz (@ C1audioBravo) April 13, 2020Bravo himself said a few days ago that in the future he will tell more details about that story in which presumably Cristiano Ronaldo (now in the Juventus) was determined to be the last pitcher to “take away the glory” and classify their country for the final: “I will already tell you the full story of the draw before the penalties and why we started the definition ourselves. There was a rival player who wanted to finish the round and take the glory. Beautiful memory.” Perhaps the best performance he is remembered happened almost three years ago, in late June 2017. The semifinal of the Confederations Cup was played and its selection, Chile, had to do with Portugal, in which its greatest threat was Cristiano Ronaldo. But the match ended with a draw to zero and was decided in the penalty shootout. Bravo had remained undefeated for ninety minutes, but still had one last effort. Both he and Cristiano, captains of their respective teams (and rivals in Real Madrid and Barcelona until recently back then) they raffled off who would start. Arturo vidal opened the session with a goal and the Chilean goalkeeper rushed to his right to save the shot from Ricardo Quaresma and take advantage of the perhaps misnamed ‘lottery’ of penalties. Aránguiz put the 2-0 and when Joao Moutinho fired, Bravo flew to the right again stopping the second launch of the Luso. Alexis Sanchez Chile’s third scored and if Bravo did the miracle, Chile would get into the final. This time, in launcher it would be Nani, who tried to change his route when he saw the fate of his teammates, but Bravo noticed and launched himself to his left to clear the shot. Everything ended for Portugal with a 3-0 and without being able to use either their fourth or their fifth pitcher, which must have been Cristiano Ronaldo. Perhaps, had the order changed, fate would have been different.center_img one That was surely Bravo’s best performance. Unfortunately, in the final against Germany, he could not do anything after Marcelo Díaz’s very serious error that left him sold against Timo Werner and Lars Stindl.last_img read more