No contact lens? No problem for Leverkusen keeper Hradecky

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Any goalkeeper can have a hard time against Bayern Munich. It’s harder if you can’t see the ball.

Bayer Leverkusen keeper Lukas Hradecky dislodged a contact lens while playing against the German champions on Saturday, but he still helped his team to a surprise win.

The problems started when the Finnish goalkeeper took a shot from Serge Gnabry to the chest midway through the first half, with Leverkusen leading 1-0.

“First of all, I couldn’t breathe for 30 seconds,” Hradecky told The Associated Press on Monday. “Then I realized that my contact lens was wrapped up in the corner of my eye so for one minute or so I couldn’t really see with the one
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