Pepe Reina was enduring a pretty tough day, in what was a very important game for AC Milan against Genoa, especially for his manager Marco Giampaolo.
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The Spaniard had already made one error that led to a goal, when he completely misjudged the flight of Lasse Schone’s free-kick, before he brought down Cristian Kouame in the box and giving away a penalty, as shown in the highlights video on the Serie A YouTube channel.
However, the 37-year-old was able to turn his evening around and ensure Milan won all three points, as he kept Schone’s penalty out, beating it away before being rushed by his teammates in celebration:
— AC Milan (@acmilan) October 5, 2019
This save could prove vitally important for Marco Giampaolo, as he looks to keep his job under severe pressure, with SempreMilan reporting that the club were ready to sack him at half-time.
While there are some fans who are annoyed that Giampaolo’s skin has been seemingly saved, there are many who are happy to see their team winning and are thankful Reina was able to end a tough evening on a high note.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the save, including posts from excited Milan fans, can be seen below:
Pepe Reina paid his sins back. grazie Pepe!
— Joe (@milanelloman) October 5, 2019
— Tahva (@StefaniaC11) October 5, 2019
Forza reina I almost had heart attack thank u reina.
— Milan 4 Ever (@TheVigliante) October 5, 2019
From zero to hero
— Gogma Manik (@Gogma11) October 5, 2019
from triple zero to hero.. fair play to Samu Castillejo tho.. gets red card only to defend his compatriothttps://t.co/ki7D3YleCF
— Hydeme (@hitadeal87) October 5, 2019
that’s man who has heart of warrior .. thank you Reina
— Salehovic1899 (@AlbattahSaleh) October 5, 2019
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