He is often rightly named as the best goalkeeper in the world. Manuel Neuer, this Wednesday, found Paris Saint-Germain with his Bayern for the quarter-finals first leg of the Champions League. During the final of the C1, he disgusted Kylian Mbappé, Marquinhos, Neymar and Angel Di Maria. The opportunity once again to establish its domination. But this time the German porter failed.
From the third minute, a strong and dry strike, certainly, but completely on him, from Kylian Mbappé slips from his hands and ends in goal. Paris then opened the scoring. On the second goal, that of Marquinhos, he may not come out fast enough, even if the Brazilian has the opportunity to pass the leather on to the French striker. Finally, on the third, he was totally taken on the wrong foot by Kylian Mbappé and remained stuck on his line. Other than that? Not much, not really stopping and the comparison with Keylor Navas does not even exist on this meeting.
Müller and Flick don’t overwhelm him
Obviously, this Thursday morning, the German international takes it for his grade. Bild, for example, gives it the worst mark in its edition with a 5 (1 being the best). Hansi Flick, his coach, refused to blame him: “ on the first goal, Mbappé shoots perfectly, the ground was wet. Things like this can happen. I don’t have to cheer him up, like when he doesn’t always get kudos when he makes world-class matches. It can happen that a goalkeeper does not stop all the balls at such a short distance. “.
Thomas Müller, scorer, preferred to put that on the backs of the offensive elements: “ we didn’t concede a lot of chances, I think Manu (Neuer, editor’s note) only had one or two saves to make. But if we had had that killer instinct, we would have seen another game. Yes, on the goals of Paris, we are not very good, but our game is to score more than the opponent and we have missed too many big opportunities. “. The problem with this kind of great goalkeeper is that they want to prove twice as much afterwards. In the return match, Bayern will have long teeth and their goalkeeper, who will not have much more opportunity to shine than on Wednesday, too …