If Andrew Redmayne wasn’t a legend on account of his penalty shootout heroics towards Peru, then his cheekiest of strikes in the course of the tense finale will make Australia fall in love with him much more.
Earlier than Craig Goodwin stepped as much as take Australia’s third penalty within the shootout towards Peru, Redmayne was strolling again to his mark whereas Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallese stood on his line.
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However earlier than Redmayne returned to his spot subsequent to the assistant referee, the Sydney FC gloveman picked up Gallese’s water bottle, which included notes on the Australian penalty takers, and determined to throw it over the promoting fence.
It is price noting that when he did have his water bottle, Gallese saved Martin Boyle’s penalty and guessed the correct manner for Aaron Mooy’s strike however couldn’t get a hand to it.
However after Redmayne’s shameless transfer, Gallese went the flawed manner on each different penalty.
It’s a typical tactic for goalkeepers to have notes on which manner a penalty taker will shoot as they attempt to acquire any benefit attainable.
As for the Australian gloveman, he had his notes your entire time and dived the correct manner on Peru’s remaining three penalties, but it surely was his efforts on the South American’s fifth and remaining penalty that mattered most.
Redmayne dived to his proper and saved out Alex Valera’s try to spark jubilation on the Australian touchline and ship the nation into delirium.