Video of a goalkeeper making an absurd triple-stop for a French amateur club has gone viral.
37-year-old Jeff Bedenik of Vannes OC, a club in the CFA 2, or the fifth tier of French soccer, stopped a penalty in a match against Rennes TA on Saturday. But that only begins to describe what happened.
The initial effort from the penalty spot by Renaud Dreuslin struck the left post. It caromed back off the woodwork, and with Bedenik turned around, the ball struck his back and popped up in the air. Dresulin followed up the effort and lept to meet the ball with his head, but that too was stopped by a spectacular right-footed save from Bedenik. The rebound came to a charging Rennes player, but his shot from point-blank was again saved by Bedenik, this time with his outstretched hands as he went to ground.