World Cup Snapshot: Manuel Neuer’s Touch Map Against South Korea Is Work Of Abstract Art…

Chris Wright

28th, June 2018

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Manuel Neuer was up to his usual sweeper-keeper tricks in Germany’s make/break Group F tie against South Korea on Wednesday evening.

By and large, the roaming stopper did a decent job of keeping things tidy in his final third, right up until the 92nd minute when Kim Young-Gwon made a vital breakthrough for the Republic.

Sure enough, with Germany desperately pushing for an equaliser as the final moments of game began to seep away, Neuer crept up into midfield and even managed to briefly get on the ball out on the left flank – which, as well as leading directly to Korea’s second goal, also produced one of most curious touch maps ever…

Image: BBC Sport (via @hamiltard/Twitter)

Just to remind you once again: Neuer is a goalkeeper by trade. A goalkeeper.

The big blonde weirdo.

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  1. Bruno says:

    I think he is great, obviously, but a little bit overrated. He makes too many mistakes to be considered the best in the world or one of the best ever, like most people say. That ball he lost on the second goal was ridiculous, you don’t need to be there, just kick the ball to their area, and stay put. I get the urgency and desire but that was just suicidal.

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