Egyptian goalkeeper goes viral with INCREDIBLE acrobatic recovery save after racing out of his own penalty area to make a headed clearance… but is unable to prevent his side losing 4-0
- Mahmoud Gad raced out of his penalty area to head clear a long diagonal ball
- The clearance was struck by an opposition player and looked to be goal-bound
- Enppi Club keeper Gad does the unthinkable and makes it back in time to save
- Despite the extraordinary save, Enppi went down 4-0 in Egyptian League opener
A goalkeeper from Egypt has become a viral sensation after a clip of him showing off some unorthodox goalkeeping spread overnight.
In a clip posted on Twitter, Enppi Club’s Mahmoud Gad makes a recovery save that seems almost impossible during his side’s game against Pyramids in the Egyptian Premier League.
A raking pass is played diagonally across the pitch by a Pyramids player, but Gad comes racing out of his penalty area to head it clear.
Enppi Club goalkeeper Mahmoud Gad raced out of his own area to head clear a long ball
Despite getting distance on the header, a Pyramids player strikes the ball well and goal bound
Gad realises there is a chase on to get back to his goal to prevent his side conceding a second
The 22-year-old goalkeeper lets fly in a desperate attempt to keep the ball out of his own net
Gad gets contact on the ball to deflect it over his own crossbar and save his side miraculously
An opposition player meets the clearance with a first-time strike which looks goal-bound, yet Gad somehow made it back in time to punch the ball over his own crossbar.
Twitter was quick to praise Gad’s wonder save, with users marvelling at the recovery from the 22-year-old.
@DavidPreece12 said: ‘Best save I’ve ever seen, this,’ while @Smercer79 said: ‘That’s some epic keeping.’
However, some comments questioned the need for Enppi’s keeper to come racing out of his own area the way he did.
@IanWrightsLob said: ‘Completely misread the situation. No way the striker gets to the first pass. Nice recovery save though.’ @woodersworld said: ‘Why didnt he just wait in his box and catch the first pass?’
Despite Gad’s extraordinary save, Enppi were defeated 4-0 by Pyramids in the Egyptian Premier League’s opening game of the season.