GIF: Sydney FC Goalkeeper's Mind Games Save Penalty and Match vs. Wanderers

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVMarch 8, 2014

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Vedran Janjetovic of Sydney FC screams to Brendon Santalab of the Wanderers during the round 22 A-League match between Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Allianz Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)
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Sydney FC faced Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League on Saturday, and the match turned on a very unusual moment in the 52nd minute.

With Wanderers leading 1-0, Mark Bridge stepped to the penalty spot with a chance to double the lead. Sydney keeper Vedran Janjetovic walked to his left and signaled to where he intended to dive. Bridge proceeded to test Janjetovic's intentions by playing it exactly there, and well...see for yourself (action in video starts at 0:45):

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Sydney FC would harness the momentum gained from the stop, going on to win the match 3-1.

 

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