Mike Maignan immediately demonstrated his qualities in his first game as the official new number one goalkeeper for France, and he ended a long wait for AC Milan too.
The Rossoneri goalkeeper made his fourth start for the French national time after three previous appearances in the UEFA Nations League, and he kept a clean sheet thanks in large part to a penalty save on Memphis Depay during the 4-0 win over the Netherlands.
As Giuseppe Pastore reports on his Twitter profile, the last Milan goalkeeper to save a penalty for his national team was Nelson Dida all the way back in 2005. The Brazilian stopped Borgetti’s spot kick during a match against Mexico in the Confederations Cup.
With Hugo Lloris having now retired and with Maignan now the starter hopefully for years to come, it shouldn’t be that long a wait for the next penalty stop to be made by a Milan keeper.