Save of the Week: Mike Chen (Maccabi Tel Aviv) vs Maccabi Haifa

This is a save that few will have seen, having been made in the Israeli youth league on Saturday in the meeting between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa.

Unable to give too many details around the match, we pick up the action with Haifa on the attack as they worked the ball down the right-hand side. A dangerous cross was whipped into the mixer, only for a Tel Aviv defender to get his head onto the ball and direct it to the far post.

Yet, the headed clearance only seemed to invite Haifa to score, as an attacker watched the ball drop perfectly before smacking an effort on target on the volley. It had to be a goal… until Tel Aviv keeper Miki Chen hurled himself in the air to make an incredible stop with a flying leg.

Mike Chen’s breathtaking save can be seen here.