I could never criticise a keeper for conceding a penalty. I can however not understand how some (especially someone as experienced as Cech) can be so bad at reading the penalty taker.
It might sound like I’m a big know-it-all here. But the truth is that I’ve probably faced between 50 to 60 penalties in my career (not counting shootouts). And I can without doubt say that in 8 out of 10 I dived in the right direction. Maybe even 9 out of 10 tbh. Once I saved all 5 through a whole season.
How can a guy like Cech not have picked up any clues about body language, centre mass rotation, angle of the arms in the run up etc etc. He just sells himself instantly and makes it easy for them.