Millions saw Andrew Redmayne produce a phenomenal penalty save to catapult the Socceroos into the FIFA World Cup, but few spotted a devious move of Australia’s newest hero just moments earlier.
An eagle-eyed football fan revealed on social media that Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallese had notes jotted down on a water bottle about Australia’s penalty takers, only for Redmayne to pounce.
As Craig Goodwin prepared to fire off Australia’s third penalty in the shootout against Peru in Doha, Redmayne saw the Peruvian goalkeeper’s drink bottle and threw it over the advertisement fence.
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When Gallese had his water bottle next to the net, he saved Martin Boyle’s penalty and picked the right way for Aaron Mooy’s strike but couldn’t reach it.
But after Redmayne’s cunning move, Gallese did not move the right way for a single shot.
Goalkeepers often have notes on a water bottle detailing information about the opposition’s penalty takers – and on this occasion Redmayne showed his wits.
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