Portugal picked up a 1-0 win against Morocco this afternoon, helping them in their bid to qualify for the next round of the World Cup. The result sends Morocco out of the competition but it was, on the balance of play, not a fair result. Morocco were excellent throughout the game but could not find the back of the net.
Some of that was down to an ineptitude in the attacking third but Morocco also found themselves up against a goalkeeper in brilliant form. That goalkeeper will be playing in the Premier League next season with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves recently snapped up the signature of Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon. In a controversial deal, which saw Patricio resign from the Portuguese club, Wolves finally brought the much-sought-after stopper to English football.
Based on the evidence displayed against Morocco, Wolves have signed a star.
Patricio made an exceptional save to keep Morocco at bay, which certainly had shades of Gordon Banks’ brilliant save from Pele in 1970.
Wolves fans are therefore overjoyed with the new arrival and could not contain their excitement on Twitter…
— Sophie Jayne (@sophie_jayne24) June 20, 2018
Patricio has the flexibility of Mr Fantastic.
Pass it on.
— Wolves Fancast (@WWFCFancast) June 20, 2018
Always find it difficult to judge keepers at times but Patricio did everything he needed. Made one good save, but one I would still expect him to make. Overarching theme is how unruffled he looks all the time. #PORMAR #WWFC
— Musings from Molineux (@molineuxmusings) June 20, 2018
Fans: Just let it sink in we have this guy as our keeper next year…
Me: I cant
— Rob (@RA_04NKS) June 20, 2018
Clean sheet for Wolves new boy Rui Patricio and a very tidy performance. Included a superb save which some are comparing to Gordon Banks against Pele ? Maybe they’ll make a statue of that one back in Portugal as well… #wwfc pic.twitter.com/nHSRcFQ8f2
— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) June 20, 2018
@GaryLineker What a coup Rui Patricio is for the Wolves, Gary. He will save us no end of points next season!
— Mark Bromley (@bromWWFC) June 20, 2018
Signing Rui Patricio on a free might have kept #WWFC up next season already tbh
— Tom Nightingale (@tdnightingale) June 20, 2018
After that Patricio save! I just pinched myself and it hurt!
Not dreaming. ?? #wwfc
— mary smith (@smithers40fa) June 20, 2018
— Iain Q. Blank COME ON ENGLAND ???????? (@iainqblank) June 20, 2018