Claudio Bravo was once again filled with praise on social networks and applause from the football press for an extraordinary save, when the match between Betis and Barcelona was ending, valid for the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup.
The score was even 1-1 and the 92nd minute was already played, when Barcelona striker Ansu Fati entered the Betis area and shot the ball towards the goal, hoping to seal Barça’s victory.
However, an attentive Claudio Bravo jumped up and with both hands deflected the ball into a corner kick, forcing time-time and then penalties. In the 12 steps, unfortunately the “captain” could not give his team an advantage.
Bravo’s performance drew applause on social networks, where many Spanish fans remembered the fearsome goalkeeper who saved penalties in the Copa América.
“SENSATIONAL save by Claudio Bravo!”, highlighted DirectTV Sports broadcasting the video of the save.
For his part, the journalist from that channel, Pablo Giralt, also wanted to leave testimony of the moment and remarked the age of the Chilean goalkeeper. “Claudio Brave. 39 years old,” he wrote next to the record.
The game finally went to the Catalans in a penalty shootout, thus qualifying for the grand final against Real Madrid.