We’re firm believers that a perfectly timed tackle should be celebrated just as much as any goal.
Paolo Maldini was largely credited with turning defending into an art form – in PSG’s 0-0 draw with Lille, Presnel Kimpembe produced last-ditch heroics that the Italian would be glowingly proud of.
As Lille broke away late on in the game, the Frenchman found himself on the wrong end of a four-on-one counterattack. To make matters worse, the defender visibly begins to pull up with what looks like a groin injury.
Despite the odds being stacked against him, Kimpembe managed to keep pace with the attack, launching himself into a game-saving tackle and even managing to clear the ball to safety from the floor.
It’s a stunning effort from Kimpembe, however the clip gets even better with this French commentator losing his mind.
Avec les commentaires en direct ?? pic.twitter.com/W7AT1OHx7w— ⚜️ (@__Parisien__) December 21, 2020
This has got us thinking, what’s the greatest bit of defending you’ve ever witnessed? This has surely got to be up there with the best of them.
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