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Saved: Manuel Neuer only reason Schalke still have a chance against Manchester United

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Manuel Neuer made eight saves in the first-leg, the most by a goalkeeper in the knockout stages of the Champions League this season.

The 25-year-old German international was in stellar form at the Veltins Arena, especially in the first-half when he kept out seven United attempts on goal. All in all, he saved 80% of the 10 shots on target faced during the 90 minutes.

No goalkeeper has had to make as many saves in the knockout stages of the tournament this season and provided Schalke start firing up front in Old Trafford, they will need their number one to be as reliable as ever.

Most saves in a game – Champions League knockout stages 2010/11

Player Match Saves
1 Neuer, Manuel FC Schalke 04 vs Manchester United 8
2 Wiland, Johan Chelsea vs FC Kobenhavn 7
3 Julio César

FC Bayern München vs Internazionale

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Most saves – Champions League knockout stages 2010/11

Player Team Saves Made
1 Neuer FC Schalke 04 24
2 Van der Sar Manchester United 19
3 Gomes Tottenham Hotspur 15
4 Julio César Internazionale 15
5 Pyatov Shakhtar Donetsk 15

Also see: Manchester United’s Passing Game Sees Them 90 Minutes From Wembley

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One Comment to Saved: Manuel Neuer only reason Schalke still have a chance against Manchester United

  1. Manchester United it has to be said were unlucky to only win by 2 goals in Germany. However, it doesn’t mask the fact that they are by far the better of the 2 sides.

    Nothing will stop them from progressing to the final of the Champions League tomorrow night.

    http://www.beatingtheodds.co.uk