One of the Marc Andre Ter Stegen saves in Barca’s 4-4 draw at Villarreal was literally extraordinary – however, his risky anticipation over whether Toko Ekambi would cross or shoot left him embarrassed and cost Barça the 2-2 goal.
Arguably, this has been the German keeper’s best-ever season, yet he won’t win the Zamora award for the Liga keeper conceding fewest goals.
That’ll be Jan Oblak, pictured, the giant, statuesque Slovenian whose contract Atleti are desperately trying to renew so he’s the bedrock of Los Colchoneros’ rebuilding for next season.
The two men face each other tomorrow and it’ll be a clash of styles.
Oblak, who cycled to training when he was a kid via a 60km round-trip, is now an arch shot-stopper. Not, however, in Ter Stegen’s league with the ball at his feet. Nevertheless, it’ll be the German with team trophies this season – that’s what must sting Oblak.