Chilean goalkeeper saves penalty with perforated intestine

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Santiago Wanderers goalkeeper Mauricio Viana hit the headlines in Chile at the weekend, after he saved a last-minute penalty, with the hindrance of a perforated intestine.

The 24-year-old's incredible action protected his side's clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Audax Italiano in the Primera División on Saturday.

Immediately after the final whistle, Viana was rushed to hospital in the back of an estate car, helped into the vehicle on a stretcher before he'd even had chance to change out of his kit.

The perforated intestine injury is understood to have occurred during a 78th minute collision with opposition forward Omar Zalazar.

However, the Santiago Wanderers star was able to soldier on for the final 12 minutes of the match, and it's just as well he did, after playing a pivotal role in the eventual outcome, following his late spot-kick save.

Viana has since undergone a successful operation and is making a recovery in hospital, according to a statement released by the Chilean club.

Watch footage of Mauricio Viana's crucial penalty save in the first video below - with thanks again to - and check out the goalkeeper being rushed to hospital with a perforated intestine in the second clip!




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