The Barcelona goalkeeper is in good shape this season
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is in a sweet spot in football. He is publishing numbers that place him back among the best goalkeepers in the world. Barca needed him in form and his reliability this season is paying off in the team’s results.
Against Athletic Club, he kept another clean sheet. An Atlético team that scored 21 goals against him in 21 games, his third worst rival after Bayern Munich (30 goals in 13 games) and Real Madrid (24 in 17). He didn’t have a lot of work to do at Camp Nou on Sunday, but he didn’t have to get the ball at the back of the net either.
Ter Stegen’s start to the season is credible. In fact, he made LaLiga history by becoming the first goalkeeper in the competition not to concede nine goals in the first 11 games of the season. Unheard of. He only conceded goals in two games: against Real Sociedad (1-4, Isak goal) and Real Madrid (3-1, Benzema, Valverde and Rodrygo goals).