Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard was on hand to make a crucial last-second block to deny Vinicius Junior from scoring for Real Madrid earlier today.
In the 61st minute of this morning’s friendly between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in America, Benjamin Pavard came up with a crucial last second block to deny Vinicius Junior from scoring for Los Blancos.
The versatile defender raced back towards his goal before lunging in with a sensational block to maintain Bayern’s lead. Pavard’s side looked very impressive as they defeated Zinedine Zidane’s outfit 3-1, following goals from Corentin Tolisso, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry.
The friendly provided some really exciting moments, Pavard’s teammate – Niklas Sule, was made to eat a piece of humble pie after teasing Madrid sensation Rodrygo. Take a look here.
Check out the Frenchman’s clutch tackle below:
What a tackle to deny a 100% chance from Pavard last night!
— Complaxes (@Complaxes) July 21, 2019
You can also take a look at the crucial block at the 7.25 mark in this video:
Pavard only joined up with his new teammates this summer, the German giants only agreed a £31.4m deal for the ace, as per the Guardian, back in January.
With his impressive performance against Madrid there’s no doubt that Pavard can be a crucial player for Niko Kovac’s side next season.