Barcelona Goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen Sets Incredible La Liga Record in Valencia Victory

Barcelona Goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen Sets Incredible La Liga Record in Valencia Victory

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen has become the first goalkeeper to record 10 clean sheets in the first 12 matches of a season this century
  • Ter Stegen recorded another clean sheet, as Barcelona needed a 93rd-minute goal from Lewandowski to earn a hard-fought win against Valencia
  • The Barcelona goalkeeper has only conceded in two matches in La Liga in the 2022/23 campaign, against Real Madrid and Real Sociedad

Marc-Andre ter Stegen has left his footprint as one of La Liga’s all-time best goalkeepers, following his outstanding start to the 2022/23 season for Barcelona.

The German goalkeeper kept another clean sheet as Barcelona edged Valencia 1-0 at Camp Nou, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a 93rd-minute winner for the Catalans.

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Barcelona Goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has kept 10 clean sheets in the first 12 games of the 2022/23 La Liga season. Photo by Clive Brunskill.
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According to Tribuna, ter Stegen has now entered the history books as the first goalkeeper to keep 10 clean sheets in the first 12 matches of a season this century.

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The 30-year-old German goalkeeper has averaged an incredible 0.33 goals per game in La Liga, after only conceding against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid so far this season.

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In contrast to his La Liga form, ter Stegen has conceded a whopping 10 goals in the UEFA Champions League, as the Catalans were booted out of Europe’s elite club competition in the group stages.

Ter Stegen offered blank cheque

Meanwhile, Newcastle United has vowed to write a blank check if the Barcelona goalkeeper accepts their offer to relocate to Tyneside, Sportskeeda reports.

The English Premier League side has reportedly set aside €50million to sign the German shot-stopper, whose contract with Barcelona expires in the summer of 2025.

Ter Stegen has played every single minute of Barcelona's 17 games across competitions this campaign, keeping 10 clean sheets in La Liga alone.

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Barcelona bench celebrate last-minute goal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Xavi Hernandez and the Barcelona bench could not hide their joy, following Robert Lewandowski's last-gasp goal against Valencia.

Barcelona were on the cusp of a draw with Gennaro Gattuso's men but were ultimately bailed out by the athleticism of Lewandowski, who reached Raphinha's cross at full stretch to score the match-winner.

The narrow win follows a mid-week 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich, that saw the Catalan giants knocked out of the Champions League before the end of the group stage.