Iceland goalkeeper reveals secrets behind Lionel Messi penalty save

first_img Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson celebrates after their 1-1 draw with Argentina. 3 Considered one of the best players’ in world, Barcelona superstar Messi stepped up from 18-yards but was thwarted by Halldorsson, a part-time film director.And asked how he managed the feat, he told talkSPORT: “It was a best case scenario for me as a goalkeeper going into the first game ever for Iceland at a World Cup and saving a penalty against the best player in the world [Lionel Messi].“It’s just, I really can’t believe it happened.“I looked at a lot of penalties he can go both ways, it’s difficult to read but I had a feeling he would go this way [to the goalkeeper’s right] today.“I looked at how I have been moving and acting in the last couple of penalties, what he’s been doing and I had a feeling he would go that way.” 3 Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson celebrates Alfred Finnbogason’s strike against Argentina. 3center_img A tense first-half saw Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Augsburg forward Alfred Finnbogason trade goals.But the pivotal moment of the match came after 63 minutes when Hordur Magnusson fouled Maximiliano Meza in the penalty area. Iceland’s heroic goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson has told talkSPORT the secrets behind his stunning Lionel Messi penalty save.The European minnows drew 1-1 with Argentina as they proved once again they are tough opponents, despite being a nation of just 348,580 inhabitants. Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson saves Argentina superstar Lionel Messi’s penalty. And a proud Halldorsson was delighted he and his compatriots had shown their ability against top quality opponents.He added: “We are proving it again and again that we are no one-hit wonder. We have a really good team with a strong defence and striker and midfielders who can really hurt when we go for counter attacks. We are a nightmare to play against.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img

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