Lloris appears twice in top 20 Champions League saves of the century

Hugo Lloris
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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has appeared twice in the list of the top 20 Champions League saves of the century. 

The compilation, created by BT Sport, drew together some of the best saves in Europe’s elite competition from the 21st century. 

The list featured active shot-stoppers such as Liverpool’s Alisson, Manchester United’s David De Gea and Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich, as well as icons Iker Casillas and Edwin van der Sar. 

It also features Spurs captain Lloris, who has managed to put his name up in lights on two occasions with a couple of incredible reflex saves in previous editions of the competition. 

His first on the list came against Real Madrid in the group stage of the 2017/18 campaign, which was good enough for 17th best. 

With his French compatriot Karim Benzema latching onto an excellent cross, Lloris sprawled himself across his goal line to make a reflex save from less than six yards out – a moment that undoubtedly will have played a vital part in Spurs securing a crucial 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu. 

But what was arguably one of his greatest saves to date, the 34-year-old’s stunning save against Bayer Leverkusen during the 2016/17 edition was ranked as the ninth-best this century. 

Another that was in the six-yard box, former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez had almost an entire goal to aim at to register his name on the scoresheet. 

However, Lloris somehow managed to lunge across to make a ridiculous stop on the goal line to deny the Mexican striker. 

What was even more impressive, though, is he was able to hold onto the ball and retain possession while rolling just a matter of inches away from his own goal. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Lloris being on this list not once, but twice isn’t surprising at all given how many amazing saves he has made for Spurs in the competition, but in general too. Hopefully, the club will be able to resolve the current contract situation to keep him on board for that bit longer. 

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