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Mancrush: Diego Lopez

by Paddy Power Admin | September 15, 2013

Jumbo-lugged Gareth Bale made his debut for Real Madrid on Saturday night, scored and marked it with that twattish celebration. That’ll ease some of the pressure associated with a €100 million transfer fee. Simple finish, really.

Bale vs Villareal

But the hero of the night was Real Madrid’s brilliant goalkeeper Diego Lopez who, despite resembling a slightly-nervous binman, has done little wrong since ousting the great Iker Casillas from the first team. Below, we’ve compiled his best bits from the game after trawling YouTube.

The Villarreal manager, Marcelino Garcia Toral, who came to the game straight from his local regatta, was still cursing his former player this morning over poached eggs after the 2-2 home draw.

Diego Lopez

Free-kicks…

Reflex saves…

Diego Lopez had it all against Villarreal

Could be a busy season for the Real Madrid netminder if Saturday night’s defensive frailties aren’t sorted by Carlo Ancelotti. Read Madrid are currently 5/1 third-favourites for the Champions League with Paddy Power and 7/5 second-favourites for La Liga.

Still, at least Iker still loves him.

Iker and Diego

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