Debauched last summer for a cool $ 25 million and all the fans booed by Bavarian who could not see his former team Schalke 04 in painting, Manuel Neuer was decisive for the qualification of Bayern Munich in the final Champions League. The German goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks Wednesday at Madrid's Bernabeu and therefore find the Allianz Arena with his team to play Chelsea in the title. And, just for that, the former Gelsenkirchen deserve a nice ovation from the fans in Munich.
Neuer led his team to the final
There has been virtually powerless in 120 minutes before seeing the light during the penalty shootout session on Wednesday, the semi-final of the Champions League against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu. Transferred last summer from Schalke 04 for the tidy sum of 25 million euros, Manuel Neuer, goalkeeper of Bayern Munich, has silenced all his critics in the space of five minutes, however long it took repelling attacks from Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka after the extension.
Before that, the native of Gelsenkirchen could legitimately feel frustrated because he had cashed two achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo unable to do much. Already beaten by the Portuguese from the penalty spot after a hand of Alabama on a flight of Di Maria (6th), the last bastion of former Schalke 04 was dominated by "CR7" on the second goal in Madrid. A baguette, Özil sought his partner who, alone with him, had only to fix a flat on the right foot (14th).
Fortunately for Neuer, Robben recovering his own in the direction of travel by reducing the gap, also from the penalty spot (27th), and offered his teammate the right to dream of another exit in the most prestigious European competitions. For little, except for a horizontal superb on a shot that seemed out of context Benzema (56th), the German international has waited the traditional penalty shoot-out goal for the big game face Cristiano Ronaldo that had struck his first penalty of the other side, and Kaka, the doorman of the Bavarian club relaxed along his right leg to divert their attempts. If Iker Casillas did the same on fire Kroos and Lahm, the Spanish goalkeeper had no chance to see the ultimate ship Schweinsteiger strike over the crossbar, as Sergio Ramos was able to do previously. Perhaps smarting from the performance of the German front of his two teammates, defender of Roja in effect forced his shot to offer a golden opportunity to regain his Bayern Allianz Arena for the final of the Champions League.
Heroic after going through all the feelings for 120 minutes, Manuel Neuer has proven to be guardians of these precious in the "money-time". It is now well long time since 5 Ultras groups had called for a new goalkeeper to their code of conduct on his arrival."Our view about it has absolutely not changed," they indicated in a press release published by Bild on July 14, before adding: "If Manuel Neuer respects the rules of conduct and maintains a distance friendly with us, there will be more protests, demonstrations or hostile.
" On Wednesday, Manuel Neuer has probably earned something else that protests and demonstrations against him. Decisive, the porter of the Mannschaft the merits in any event before seeing the Allianz Arena Bavaria and one that can warmly thank him for his performance.