There was no way out between Inter Milan and Real Madrid, which lasted in the absolute end with the three points in Milan. Thanks to Thibaut Courtois.
Eden Hazard watched on the bench as the national number one made one excellent save after another against former club Romelu Lukaku. Inter were the better team for a long time and got the three points, but in the end Real Madrid’s goal ran out through Rodrygo. Although Courtois was the main hero of the evening.
“The Belgian stopped everything that came to him and performed a miracle in an attempt by Eden Dzeko,” the Spanish newspaper Marca said. “Jan Oblak has always been called the best in the world, but at the moment there is no better goalkeeper than Courtois. He has been playing at a very high level for three years now. At Milan he has proven once again that he is number one. Whoever says otherwise is trying to deceive you. He has proven for a long time that he is no less than Oblak. For Real and the national team.”
“He saved four goals against Inter. He was fantastic. Courtois was once crucial to winning the title in the 2019-20 season, key to reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season, and a great start in Europe this year. Thibaut Courtois is unstoppable. This “.
Our compatriot had the highest score shared by all Real Madrid players from Spain, which is 8 out of 10. “The Red Devil was great again. He saved some huge chances for Inter, including a header from Edin Dzeko.”
The same result in L’Equipe. “Four decisive saves in the first half, in addition to one at the beginning of the second half, and most of them are close attempts,” the French sports newspaper said. “The Belgian goalkeeper has practically kept Real alive.”
La Gazzetta dello Sport gave Courtois 7.5 out of 10. “His composure was a virtue for Real. Courtois was always in good shape and pushed Lautaro, Dzeko, de Vrij to despair with his saves.”
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