A section of the Tottenham Hotspur supporters were in awe of the performance of Hugo Lloris during the club’s 3-0 triumph over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 stage.
Both teams went into the game with key players missing through injury but Spurs started with more nerves with Dortmund seeking to secure an early advantage at the Wembley in the double-legged tie.
However, the club-captain was on guard to produce a flawless first-half performance where he made multiple saves including a world-class one right before the break to keep out Dan-Axel Zagadou’s header which was goal bound.
The north London club eventually came with a resurgent performance during the second period where they showed more energy than their counterparts and goals from Heung-min Son, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente secured a comfortable victory in the end.
Following the game, a few supporters were delighted with Lloris, who came out with a strong performance which sees Spurs holding a firm advantage over the tie without conceding an away goal.
Here are some of the tweets:
That Lloris save was a fine homage to Gordon Banks if ever I saw one.#TOTBVB
— James Day (@JamesDay1607) February 13, 2019
Hugo Lloris has been absolutely unbelievable the past two games
— Tom (@tomackyyy) February 13, 2019
Lloris has been criticised in the past for the odd mistake between the sticks but he has been nearly perfect over the past two matches against Leicester City and Dortmund in the Premier League and Champions League respectively.
Moreover, denying Dortmund an away goal has firmly put the tie in Spurs’ favour and they should progress to the quarter-final stage of the Champions League, barring a miraculous comeback from Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park in three weeks’ time.