Mamadou Sakho, PSG

The day Mamadou Sakho played in goal for PSG

Publish on 29/05/2020 at 11h16 - I. HOLYMAN


Mamadou Sakho is best known for being one of the game's top defenders, but the ex-Paris Saint-Germain centre-back once tried his hand — literally — in goal.

PSG had already been crowned 2012-13 Ligue 1 champions — their first title since 1994 — when they went to Lorient for the final game of the season.  


Carlo Ancelotti's men picked up a third successive win to round off the campaign thanks to a 30th league goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic while ex-Lorient forward Kevin Gameiro got two.


Alphonse Areola had made his first-team debut in the previous game, replacing Salvatore Sirigu in goal, and started the match in Brittany too. However, for the last half-hour, Ancelotti brought on veteran Ronan Le Crom.


What should have been a jubilant swansong for the 38-year-old turned sour when he brought down home forward Julien Quercia. A red card inevitably followed, and — with PSG having already made three substitutions — one of the outfield players had to put on the gloves.


Sakho, playing his last game for the club, stepped forward to face Arnaud Le Lan, the Lorient veteran playing the last match of his long career. Take a look below at what happened next…it's not exactly textbook goalkeeping technique.


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