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Between The Posts: February 10th-12th
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Between The Posts: February 10th-12th

Posted on February 14, 2017

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This weekend, the world watched as well-known keepers had standout performances and some new faces emerged in the net. Saves were made, keepers were tested and milestones were passed. So let’s take a look at the keepers who stood out this weekend between the posts.

Remember, you can shop the goalkeeper gloves featured every week in BTP at SOCCER.COM.

Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich

Neuer reached another career milestone by keeping 100 clean sheets for Der FCB in the Bundesliga. This impressive achievement came in Bayern’s match against Ingolstadt where Neuer led his side to a 2-0 win. Week in and week out, Neuer continues to be a dominant force in the net and, in the eyes of many, the world’s best keeper. His newest accomplishment has earned him a spot at the top of this week’s list.

Congrats on 100, Manuel!

Manuel Neuer wears his custom gloves that he helped create in collaboration with adidas. You can shop the Ace Trans Pro Neuer now on SOCCER.COM.

Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 05:  Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus FC celebrates victory at the end of the Serie A match between Juventus FC and FC Internazionale at Juventus Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Juventus faced up against Cagliari where Buffon tallied another shutout for his team. Although Juventus was in control most of the game, Buffon was forced to make a tremendous save during the second half to keep Cagliari from gaining the momentum.

Late in the game, the ball was deflected to the top of the box where Cagliari’s Fabio Pisacane, volleyed the ball with incredible pace to Buffon’s left side. Buffon laid out, tipping the ball just wide of the post to preserve the clean sheet for Juventus, who went on to win the game 2-0.

Buffon wears the newly released evoPOWER, from PUMA. You can shop the latest from PUMA GK here.

Willy Caballero, Manchester City

This weekend, Caballero stepped up in net again for Manchester City and led his team to an impressive 2-0 win over Bournemouth. This win was crucial for City, as it moved them up to second place in the Premier League. The game was hard fought and the clean sheet didn’t come easy for Caballero, who was forced to make two tough saves in each half.

His most impressive act of the game came early in the first half, when the game was still scoreless. Bournemouth forward Jordon Ibe, was slotted a through ball where he found himself 1 v 1 with Caballero.

Ibe attempted to touch the ball past the City shotstopper, who had left his feet and was sliding toward the ball. At the last second, with quick reactions, the Argentine was able to get a foot out and poke the ball away from Ibe’s feet, disrupting the play and keeping the ball out of the net.

Willy Caballero chooses HO Goalkeeping

What did you notice inside the 18 this week? What would you like to see us focus on in the weeks ahead? Let us know in the comments section.

 

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