Former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba produced a sensational save at the weekend as Lens claimed a huge win. The ex-Reds star made a breathtaking stop to help his team beat PSG 3-1.

Samba was allowed to leave the City Ground in the summer. Shortly after Forest claimed promotion to the Premier League, the Congolese stopper announced his intentions to leave the club.

He held a desire to return to France and Lens picked him up on a permanent transfer. Samba has quickly established himself as the club’s number one and they’re now in a title race with PSG.

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After a delicious cross from the right-hand side, Samba was caught out of position. It seemed for all the world that Pablo Sarabia would score to reduce the arrears and give PSG a lifeline.

Samba had other ideas though. He was always quick across his line at the City Ground and here he showcased ridiculous quickness to get across and deny Sarabia in a cat-like style.

Forest fans are accustomed to seeing this sort of extravagance with their own eyes. Samba was entertaining throughout his time at the club and it’s a shame that he wanted to leave.

The 28-year-old stopper could now be playing Champions League football next season. This win over PSG should give them a huge deal of confidence and they could yet win the title.

Samba produced a sensational save in Lens win

Samba was a good servant to Forest during his three years on Trentside. He quickly established himself as the club’s number-one goalkeeper and helped the club win promotion last season.

His performance in the second leg of the play-off semi-final against Sheffield United will never be forgotten. He saved three penalties during the shootout and also made two brilliant saves during the game.

Forest replaced Samba with Dean Henderson. Although he’s proving a very useful signing, he’s not actually the club’s player on a permanent basis and they could be back to square one in the summer.

Samba has moved on though and so should Forest. His save at the weekend was brilliant, however, and it’s a slight shame that he didn’t get a crack at the Premier League with the Reds.

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