The historical Nottingham Forest took a new step to return, 23 years later, to the First Division of English football, after certifying its classification for the final of the promotion phase, in which it will be measured with the Huddersfieldwhen prevailing this Tuesday to the Sheffield United por 3-2 in the penalty shootout.
A round of maximum penalties in which the Congolese goalkeeper Brice Samba became the main protagonist by stopping three penalty shots.
If Samba could not prevent in regulation time that the Sheffield United forced extra time after equalizing the 1-2 achieved by Nottingham in the first leg, thanks to goals from Morgan Gibbs-White and Scotsman John Fleck in the second half, in extra time his figure began to grow.
In fact, the Congolese goalkeeper allowed Nottingham Forest to reach the penalty shootout after avoiding, with five minutes remaining in extra time, Sheffield United’s third goal with an impressive save with his foot to a shot from the interior of the small area of French Iliman Ndiaye.
A preview of what happened in the penalty shootout in which Samba took Nottingham Forest, double European champions in 1979 and 1980, to the promotion final, in which they will face Huddersfield on May 29 in Wembleyafter stopping the launches of Oliver Norwood, the Irishman Conor Hourihane and Morgan Gibbs-White.
This was the crazy celebration of the fans: