Ramón Juan, the first goalkeeper to stop two Barça penalties in a game

Ramón Juan has made history. The Cornellà goalkeeper has turned this Thursday into being the first goalkeeper to stop two penalties against Barcelona in the same game. The young green goalkeeper has been knocking on the door of professional football for a long time and, without a doubt, his performance against the Barça team places him even more under the spotlight. It embittered the culé team during the first minutes with interventions of great merit and took the duel to extra time.

The Cornellà goalkeeper stopped Miralem Pjanic from a penalty in the first half and Dembélé in the second half. Ramón Juan guessed the intention of the two Barcelona players and did not even give any option in the rejection. “I had not saved two penalties in my life. I even believe that in no batch. We discussed them a bit with the goalkeeping coach, but it was intuition. Although it is true that I had seen Pjanic penalties at Juventus and used to shoot them to the right. With Dembélé it was all intuition. My mind told me stay in the middle and I was lucky, “said Ramón Juan after the duel on DAZN. These two errors only increase the bad fario azulgrana in the throws from 11 meters because, as Pedro Martín has indicated, not counting the penalty shoot-out against Real Sociedad, have failed five of the last 12 this campaign. Pjanic and Dembélé thus join Griezmann, Messi and Braithwaite. The seven maximum penalties that have ended in a goal this season have been scored by Messi (five), Braithwaite (one) and Dembélé (one).

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Despite the fact that in the first minutes of extra time, Ramón Juan received a goal from Dembélé, his performance was stellar. He made tremendous interventions throughout the duel. At 21 it was the second time (Atlético and Barcelona) that he faced a First team. He has been at Cornellà for nine years And, as revealed to AS in the preview of the previous Cup tie against Atlético, “My dream is to get to professional football with Cornellà”. You are on the right track. He is considered one of the best goalkeepers in Segunda B.