Canadian goalkeeper Steph Labbè made it happen for Team Canada on Friday.
The 2016 bronze medalist saved two do-or-die penalty kicks to help her team beat Brazil and power through to the Olympic semifinal round in Tokyo.
In the first game of the tournament’s knockout stage, the teams were scoreless during regulation, but Brazil challenged Canada during overtime and eventually into penalty kicks.
Marta, Debinha, and Erika converted their PKs to give Brazil the lead before Labbè, 34, made a clutch save on Andressa’s PK.
Jessie Fleming, Ashley Lawrence, Adriana Leon, and Vanessa Gilles scored for Canada, setting up Labbè’s stunning save against Brazilian defender Rafaelle to seal the win.
It’s the second time in three games that the Canadian netminder has made a critical PK save to help Canada secure a win.
The Canadians will face the United States in the semifinals on Monday at 4 a.m. ET.
Watch Labbè’s diving two-handed save against Brazil’s Rafaelle that won Canada the game:
Labbe saves the day! 🛑 Canada beats Brazil in PKs to advance to semis at the #TokyoOlympics! pic.twitter.com/ivsYuvJfsq— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 30, 2021
Labbe saves the day! 🛑 Canada beats Brazil in PKs to advance to semis at the #TokyoOlympics! pic.twitter.com/ivsYuvJfsq