Antoine Griezmann's goal helped Barcelona escape from Naples with a draw, but it was Marc-Andre ter Stegen who kept his team alive in yet another match.

The German goalkeeper made two crucial stops with the score at 1-1 in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie between the two sides.

Ter Stegen saved shots from Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon to help his team avoid a painful defeat in Italy.

However, this was not the first time he has had to intervene and prevent a disaster, as he did the same against Inter, Borussia Dortmund and Slavia Prague in the group stage.

In the six games he has featured in the major European competition this season, the former Borussia Monchengladbach star has conceded four goals and kept two clean sheets.

Ter Stegen has made 20 saves, 18 of which were from shots from inside the box, and these figures further highlight his importance to the team.

To put it in context, no other goalkeeper has had to intervene that often in the competition so far this season.

Thibaut Courtois has made eight saved, while Jan Oblak has completed six, with Keylor Navas and Alisson Becker making nine apiece.

Sezione: Primer equipo / Data: Mié 26 Febrero 2020 a las 22:15 / Fuente: Marca
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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