The Schleich figures are modelled with attention to detail, hand-painted with care, and provide educationally valuable playtime. The Smurf goalkeeper holds the ball firmly in both hands. He’d rather never let it go. But of course, he can’t do that. So he gives it a powerful kick that sends it flying across the pitch to where his Smurf teammates are ready and waiting to score a goal. He’s caught the ball numerous times during this match already, and his dazzling saves are making the strikers on the opposing team despair. He simply won’t let in a single ball, no matter how good the shot.