HE CAN BEAT PETER CECH
Ter Stegen, two clean sheets from a historical record in Europe
With the 1-0 against Atlético de Madrid, FC Barcelona added its twenty-third clean sheet so far in LaLiga Santander 2022-2'23 and, with eight days to go, the culés can sign a record in Europe in this 21st century
If there is something that has characterised to the FC Barcelona in LaLiga Santander 2022-2024 has been the regularity and, especially, the defensive solidity. Marc-André ter Stegen only has fit nine goals in what it goes of campaign and finish to equalise the registers of Claudio Bravo, when in the season 2014-2015 kept his fence in zero in 23 opportunities. To fault of eight days for the end, the put Teutonic goes to by more.
With the dynamics that has kept the picture culé in this course, everything seems to indicate to that Ter Stegen will surpass with grow this number and that it will be able to lead it in solitary. It has 'benefited' that the Barça has turned into a very defensive team, of the talent in a defensive saga led by Ronald Araújo... But also that it is in his best moment like guardameta since it arrived to the City Condal in 2014.
Challenges by in front for Ter Stegen
Although already the guardameta German has equalised the record of the picture culé, has also the possibility to dominate the ranking of more goals to zero in Europe in the 21st century, at present occupied by Chelsea, when in the season 2004-2005 kept his goal to zero in 25 parties. In 24 of them, Petr Cech was under the three sticks of the group londinense.
There is an almost identical register, of Jan Oblak, in the season 2015-2016, when the Athletic of Madrid finalised the season with 24 goals to zero. The following in the list was Claudio Bravo, but Ter Stegen already has equalised him. In the next two days, in case that the Barça did not arrive to fit, the guardameta culé could be in the highest of the ranking and write his name no only in the books of history of the Spanish football, but to international level.
It will achieve the record Ter Stegen?
To achieve surpass the record of Chelsea of Petr Cech, it is necessary to take account the calendar that him avecina to the group culé. The next appointment is the Wednesday against the Ray Vallecano, in Vallecas. It is a team that has resisted him until then to the blaugrana, since they rose. Next, they will confront to four of the teams with which fit goals in the first turn: Betis and Osasuna, home, RCD Espanyol of visitor and the Real Sociedad in the Camp Nou. To finish the course, will confront to the Valladolid, Mallorca and Celtic.