Marc-Andre ter Stegen has a staggering clean sheet percentage.
Barcelona won 1-0 against Atletico Madrid in the 16th round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season held at Civitas Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on the 9th at 5:00 am (Korean time). With this, Barcelona recorded 13 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (41 points), further solidifying their 1st place.
Recently, I wanted to continue the good atmosphere. Barcelona, which suffered a somewhat difficult period last season, aimed for a comeback through active reinforcement in the summer transfer market. Head coach Xabi Hernandez, who entered his second year, injected Barcelona DNA into the squad, which led to good results from the start. In the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), it suffered humiliation of being eliminated from the group stage, but it is cruising in the league. Except for the El Clasico loss, they have not recorded a single loss in 15 matches.
Even against the ‘strong enemy’ Atletico, he managed an efficient game. Despite being held at Civitas Metropolitano, which is called hell for the away team, Barcelona won a clean sheet victory. Although they gave up 20 shots, they did not concede a single goal, and in the 22nd minute of the first half, Usman Dembele’s opening goal kept the lead well until the end.
The performance of the defenders was outstanding. The players who played as the back 4 on this day received a high evaluation of 7 points or more based on the soccer statistics media ‘Who Scored’. Among them, Kunde was selected as the Man of the Match (MOM) with the highest rating of 7.70 in the game. The record is great too. The four defenders recorded 8 combined tackles, 6 interceptions, 14 clears and 5 blocks. It means that Atletico is blocked by the attacking jokjok.
The goalkeeper’s performance is also indispensable. On this day, Ter Stegen recorded three saves and kept Barcelona’s goal firmly. 토토
Not just in this game. Ter Stegen is continuing the ‘everything’ trend in the league this season. He kept 11 clean sheets in 35 league games last season, but has already kept 12 clean sheets in just 16 games. In terms of probability, that’s about 75%. Barcelona only conceded 6 points in the league and recorded the lowest point in the top 5 European leagues, and Ter Stegen was at the center of it.
Standing tall as the world’s best goalkeeper, his next goal is the national team’s No.1. Although there are many outstanding goalkeepers, one player has been responsible for the German team’s goal for a long time. The main character is Manuel Neuer. Although his skills have declined compared to his heyday, he still showed his class and participated in all matches in the last World Cup in Qatar. Ter Stegen, who has been making his national team debut for more than 10 years, has been blocked by Neuer’s wall, and his A-match record of appearances is only 30.
But the opportunity came. Neuer recently suffered a long-term injury. As he entered the twilight period, it is unknown whether he will recover his previous skills even after returning. After a shocking group stage exit at the last World Cup in Qatar, Germany are looking for a change. In that respect, it is expected that a new wind will blow even in the No. 1 position, which has not changed for a long time.