Midfielder Jan Rosenthal Saves A PenaltyBy: The Offside | December 8th, 2008
It’s not often a field player is forced to throw on the keeper gloves. Even rarer that he has to be baptized by penalty. Once in a blue moon when they actually stop it. But midfielder Jan Rosenthal was forced into that position in the 82nd minute of the derby between Wolfsburg and Hannover 96.
Florian Fromlowitz took down Edin Dzeko – who magically fell down about 8 yards away from the actual foul – and received his marching orders. With three subs made, it was a field player forced to take the gloves. So Rosenthal put on Fromlowitz’s jersey and, with a little bit of help from the post and karma, gave Hannover a fighting chance. They still lost 2-1, but Jan deserves his standing O.
[Spotted on FANartisch]