Goalkeepers

Manuel Neuer's Second-Leg Master Class Shows Why He Is Still One Of Football's Elite Keepers

Not long ago, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer appeared to be entering the twilight of his career.

After missing nearly all of the 2017-18 season due to a fractured foot, Neuer returned the next season and played the worst football of his career. The German allowed 5.5 more goals than expected, ranking 32nd out of 37 qualified Bundesliga keepers.

Claudio Bravo Le Niega La Victoria A Un Atlético De Madrid Que Se Destartala Semana A Semana

A dos días de cumplir 38 años, Claudio Bravo volvió a demostrar que es un portero de clase mundial. El chileno fue fundamental en el 1-1 entre Real Betis y el Atlético de Madrid, al punto que el siempre lírico relator Ray Hudson no dudó en calificar sus intervenciones como "absolutely magisterial" (absolutamente magistrales). El cumplido no es menor, porque la frase generalmente acompaña a alguna genialidad de Lionel Messi.

Watch: Alajuelense Players Appear To Talk Ref Into Giving Brad Guzan Red Card

The Concacaf Champions League kicked off Tuesday night and it didn’t take long to remember why Concacaf can very much be used as a verb or adjective to describe weird shit happening. While the call was the right one in the end, it appeared the referee may have been swayed to give the Brad Guzan red card because of the protests from players on the other team.

Mongolia Keeper Records 11 Saves Against Japan, Still Loses 14-0

Waking up and looking at Tuesday’s schedule of international football, I couldn’t help but notice the final score of one match that had already finished out in Chiba, Japan. The Japan national team had put up two touchdowns — a fortnight of scoring — on Mongolia in World Cup qualifying. 

The 14-0 win isn’t the biggest in Japan’s history (15-0 over the Philippines in 1967), nor was it the biggest defeat in 190th-ranked Mongolia’s (15-0 to Uzbekistan in 1998). 

Cheer Up Portugal Fans! Reminisce About Ricardo's Barehanded Penalty Save At Euro 2004

Portuguese football fans will be understandably aggrieved following the goal-line controversy in Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Serbia. It's important to remember though that the Seleção is still tied for first in its qualifying group — a very easy group at that.

Watch: Arsenal Keeper Pulls Off Unbelievable Triple Save To Preserve Clean Sheet vs. Spurs

Arsenal, for all its history, had never before won four straight in league play without conceding a goal. With 15 league titles, 14 FA Women’s Cups and a Champions League, but never four consecutive shutout wins in the FA WSL. Manuela Zinsberger made sure it finally happened. 

El Atlético Vuelve A Sonreír: Suárez Marca Su Gol 500 Y Oblak Tapa Su Primer Penal En 3 Años

Siempre es bueno tener un arquero que sea un muro y un “9” que haga goles hasta cuando duerme. El Atlético de Madrid goza la fortuna de tener ambos y quedó de manifiesto en la victoria 1-0 sobre el Alavés, la cual puede ser fundamental en el camino al título de LaLiga. Con la gran actuación de Jan Oblak y Luis Suárez, ambos consiguiendo tremendos hitos personales, los colchoneros además lavaron las heridas tras su inapelable eliminación de la Champions League, a manos del Chelsea inglés. 

Jan Oblak’s Massive Penalty Save Keeps The Atlético Dream Alive

After seeing its lead at the top of the table reduced because of a goalless draw with Getafe and following that up with a Champions League elimination at the hands of Chelsea, Atlético Madrid entered Sunday’s LaLiga match against Alavés in a precarious position.

Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 3-1 on Saturday to momentarily close the gap at the top to just three points, while Barcelona could apply even more pressure later on Sunday against Real Sociedad by recording its fifth straight league win. 

Sevilla Goalkeeper Provides Last-Second Equalizer With Composed Finish

Goalkeeper Bono was Sevilla's unlikely hero as they snatched a 1-1 draw at struggling Real Valladolid in LaLiga on Saturday thanks to his strike deep in stoppage time.

Chilean midfielder Fabián Orellana put the hosts in charge with a 44th minute penalty after forward Shon Weissman had been barged over by Sevilla defenders Diego Carlos and Karim Rekik.

Spurs Keeper Joe Hart Awkwardly Apologizes For Posting ‘Job Done’ After Europa League Defeat

LONDON — Former England keeper Joe Hart apologised on Friday after an Instagram post from his account went out saying "job done" after Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb.

Tottenham crashed to a 3-0 defeat in the Croatian capital to lose their last-16 tie 3-2 on aggregate, a result Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris described as "a disgrace."

Joe Hart Job Done

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