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

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
1Neuer, ManuelFC Schalke 04 vs Manchester United8
2Wiland, JohanChelsea vs FC Kobenhavn7
3Julio César

FC Bayern München vs Internazionale

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Most saves – Champions League knockout stages 2010/11

PlayerTeamSaves Made
1NeuerFC Schalke 0424
2Van der SarManchester United19
3GomesTottenham Hotspur15
4Julio CésarInternazionale15
5PyatovShakhtar Donetsk15

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

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Manchester United's Passing Game Sees Them 90 Minutes From Wembley

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  1. Dave3 May, 2011