Found November 27, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Petr CechJose Mourinho
Thibaut Courtois rates himself among the best goalkeepers in world soccer. This lowlight suggests he might not be as good as he thinks he is. Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Courtois made a huge mistake in his team’s UEFA Champions League game against Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday. His 74th-minute error gifted host Zenit the game-tying goal and put teammate Toby Alderweireld‘s name on the score-sheet for all the wrong reasons. Courtois, 21, watched as Alderweireld’s header sailed toward his far post. He thought it was going out of bounds, but he simply misread the ball’s flight path and watched in agony as it fell inside of the goal. Chelsea FC has owned Courtois’ contract since 2011, but he has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid. Last season, he won the Zamora Award, which recognizes Spanish soccer’s top goalkeeper and he is reportedly one of Barcelona’s transfer targets. His shot-stopping heroics are even the subject of a popular Internet meme in Spain. While the...

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