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It is ‘impossible’ according to Anthony Lopes, to stop Bruno Fernandes penalties

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Anthony Lopes, a goalkeeper for Lyon and Portugal, said Bruno Fernandes, a Manchester United offensive midfielder, can’t be saved from penalties. In Portugal’s 2-0 victory over Uruguay last night, United’s number eight scored from the penalty spot for his second goal of the evening. Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s best efforts, the 28-year-old was given credit for Portugal’s first goal against La Celeste. Which was also Fernandes’ first goal in a significant international competition.

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The former Sporting Lisbon captain’s countryman Lopes was seen on camera watching the game. And discussing what it’s like to attempt to block our Portuguese magnifico’s penalty kicks before Fernandes converted his penalty against Uruguay.

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Bruno Fernandes’ penalties, according to Anthony Lopes, are ‘impossible’ to stop

Before Fernandes performed his standard penalty kick routine, Lopes. Who is seen in a video released by his club Lyon, attempted to forecast which direction the Uruguayan goalie would move.

The 14-time Portugal cap recipient is 32 years old and said,

“It’s a joke, I don’t know [which way you go] but there’s always the little step, the little jump. It’s very difficult,”

Following Fernandes’ successful conversion of the penalty, Lopes referred to saving his kicks as an “impossible” task.

Lopes added:

 “I told you, I’ve done everything. Nothing works. I’ve done 600 penalties with him, it’s impossible.”

Throughout his career, Fernandes has scored 44 penalties, but he has also missed five extra points. Including three when playing for Manchester United.

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