THE BALL – The goalkeeper was a hero and Nottingham Forest is in the final of the rise of the “play-off” (England)

We are getting closer and closer to a possible return of historic Nottingham Forest to the Premier League, 23 years after their last presence (in 1998/1999, Forest fell and never rose to the top flight).

After winning 2-1 away in the first leg, Nottingham Forest were beaten by Sheffield United and proved happier (and more competent) on penalties to confirm qualification for the play-off final. ‘ Promotional Championship.

With Cafu and Tobias Figueiredo starting on the home side’s bench, the game’s first goal came in the 19th minute, through Brennan Johnson, but Sheffield managed to turn things around: Morgan Gibbs-White equalized in the 47th minute and John Fleck, on 75 ‘, he gave the advantage to the visitors, forcing extra time, where the result did not change, and the consequent penalties.

At the eleven yard mark, Nottingham goalkeeper Brice Samba wore the hero’s cape and saved three Sheffield shots as Forest ended up winning 3-2 (Portuguese Cafu came on to score and didn’t lost). It was real madness at the City Ground, with thousands of fans unleashing a (peaceful) invasion of the pitch to celebrate with the players.

In the final, Forest will face Huddersfield, who eliminated Luton (2-1 on aggregate) in the other semi-final. The match will take place on May 29 at Wembley, with the winner earning promotion to the Premier League.

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