Goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson of Iceland could Saturday night not believe his luck after the world cup match with Argentina. The goalkeeper stopped a penalty from Lionel Messi helped his team to a surprising tie (1-1).
“As keeper of Iceland in a penaltymoment against the best player of the world, is a big moment. When I the ball also stopped, came a dream,” said a proud Halldorsson Saturday in Moscow.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper prevented his rescue that Argentina in the 64th minute for the second time in the match, edge came. Sergio Aguero had after nineteen minutes for the 1-0 ensured, after which Alfred Finnbogason, then the equalizer today.
Although Argentina already has a small bit could cheer when referee Szymon Marciniak to the dot, be, feel, Halldorsson a lot of self-confidence. “I took into account this scenario, so I’ve done my homework by a lot of penalty from Messi. Therefore, I knew that there was a good chance that it was for this angle would choose.”
The ex-goalkeeper of NEC hopes that his stopped penalty later in the group stage crucial turns out to have been. “We are very happy places for the knock-out stages. On the EK we have noticed how important it is to have the tournament immediately start with a result and so this was an important point.”