AstonVilla.biz: The magnificent double parade of Illan Meslier with Leeds
In full pre-season with his club Leeds, French goalkeeper Illan Meslier stood out during a friendly match against Aston Villa by making a sumptuous double save against Philippe Coutinho.
A few weeks before the resumption of the Premier League, Leeds can already count on Illan Meslier, impressive despite the defeat of his team this Sunday. During a friendly match against Aston Villa, the young goalkeeper made a double parade reminiscent of a certain Manuel Neuer.
On a penalty struck by Philippe Coutinho, Meslier chose to dive to his right as the Brazilian before the decision to shoot in the center of the goal. In true Neuer fashion, the Frenchman uses his hand to block the ball. Without trembling, he pushes back this penalty before stopping, with his legs, Coutinho’s second attempt, yet at close range.