eek 3 of the UEFA Champions League featured a slew of thrilling matches between European clubs in their various group tables, and a slew of players shone in their respective clubs’ games.
However, the beautiful game, as it comes with its arrays of wonderful displays, tackles, and dribbles, it will not be complete without the guys at the goalposts (Shot-stoppers or better known as Goalkeepers and sometimes stylised as ‘Goalie’) putting up a spectacular show – flying from one end of the goalpost to the other, making wonderful saves thereby preventing the ball from hitting the back of the net.
So, we will be looking at a few of the top seven best goalkeepers in Europe’s top-flight domestic leagues based on their performances in this week’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) matches for their respective clubs in this article, in descending order.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (seventh)
Barcelona FC hosted Dynamo Kyiv at Camp Nou in week 3 of the Champions League, and the match finished in a 1-0 win for the hosts, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen preserving a clean sheet. Despite the fact that Barcelona’s Ukrainian opponents failed to score a single shot on target during the encounter, the German goalkeeper kept a clean sheet.
Edouard Mendy (sixth)
Chelsea visited Malmo at Stamford Bridge for their third UCL match of the season, which concluded in a 4-0 victory for the Blues. The Swedish visitors were unable to score any goals in the match, resulting in another comfortable clean sheet for Edouard Mendy.
Diogo Costa (fifth)
FC Porto’s goalkeeper is the 22-year-old Portuguese player. Diogo Costa was one of the club’s top performers in the 1-0 win over AC Milan, helping his team keep a clean sheet against their Italian opponents.
Wojciech Szczesny (fourth)
Wojciech Szczesny, a 31-year-old Polish goalkeeper, earned a clean sheet in Juventus FC’s 1-0 UCL victory over Zenit Saint Petersburg.
David de Gea (third)
The 30-year-old Spanish goalkeeper was instrumental in Manchester United’s comeback victory over Atalanta at Old Trafford, conceding only two goals out of the Italian club’s six efforts on target.
It is no surprise that Ronaldo approached David de Gea after the match to congratulate him on his performance.
Manuel Neuer (second)
The 35-year-old German goalkeeper is regarded as one of the best of his generation. In Bayern Munich’s 4-0 win over Benfica, Manuel Neuer was outstanding.
Remko Pasveer (first)
Ajax faced one of Europe’s top attacking sides, Borussia Dortmund, in a UCL match in the Netherlands, and impressively defeated their German opponents 4-0, thanks to the club’s 37-year-old goalkeeper Remko Pasveer’s outstanding performance.