Gigi Donnarumma: Fans baffled after PSG stopper went on an adventure mid-game v Leipzig


Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, there can be no denying it at this point.

The towering Italian burst onto the global scene as a fresh-faced teenager but has grown into a colossal presence between the sticks.

Who can forget how he shut out England during the Euro 2020 final shootout?

Now, having secured his controversial big money move to Parisian giants PSG, Donnarumma looks set to dominate the continental goalkeeping landscape for years to come.

Such is the aura of impassibility that he boasts, it is easy to forget that the heir to the Gigi Buffon throne is only 22 years old.

While his recent performances in goal sing of a seasoned man who has been keeping out the finest strikers in the world for decades, he is still prone to a bit of youthful exuberance.


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Never was that more on show than during a bizarre moment in PSG’s crunch Champions League clash against RB Leipzig.

With Leipzig in desperate need of win to keep their round of 16 hopes alive, they pushed their illustrious guests right to the limit.

The Germans even managed to take the lead and, were it not for Donnarumma, could’ve doubled it with a first half penalty that the Italian expertly batted away.

However, while Donnarumma prevented the doubling of the Leipzig lead, he could also have been the sole cause of it actually happening in the 20th minute.

The 22-year-old came bizarrely bounding out of his goal to deal with a situation that seemed to be under the control of his defenders.

Suddenly, the ‘stopper found himself stranded in the middle of the park and had to put the brakes on his little adventure.

He steered into the skid superbly though, breaking out some jazz hands to make it look as though he was there to do a job, before nonchalantly retreating.

Naturally, fans lapped up the strange scenes as they tried to work out quite what was going through his head at the time.

Let’s take a look at some of the bets fan reaction on Reddit.


Ultimately, the clash would end in a draw as Donnarumma was beaten from the spot in stoppage time.

Sadly for Leipzig, a point would not be enough, as they crashed out of the tournament at the first hurdle.

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