This is one of those unforgettable pieces of footage in which little known Venezuelan midfielder Tomas Rincon could go from being a no-one to a somebody in the space of a few seconds.
Sunday in the Bundesliga saw Hamburg draw 2-all with Schalke in a hugely entertaining match, but the standout moment was scooped up by Rincon with an amazing piece of defending.
Schalke forward Edu could barely have done more to score as the number nine rounded the keeper and sent the ball towards the net from a tight angle. But Rincon’s never-say-die attitude combined with his quick-think improvisation, incredibly stopped Edu’s shot trickling over the line.
Tomas Rincon’s outstanding goal-line clearance can be seen here.