Ter Stegen ha rebut el premi a la Millor Aturada de la Champions League 2014/15 / VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

FC Barcelona won the Champions League in amazing style last season, and in recognition of that, the awards are flooding in. And the latest of these goes to Marc-André ter Stegen, winner of the UEFA Save of the Season trophy for his dramatic intervention just before half-time in the second leg of the semi-final against Bayern Munich.

It was the 40th minute, and Barça were under serious pressure as Bayern sought to fight their way back into the match following two goals from Neymar. A fine move from Thiago Alcántara ended with the ball at the feet of Lewandowski, who struck it perfectly from the middle of the area. Ter Stegen managed to get a hand to the ball, but not enough to prevent it from continuing to head goal-ward. But just in time, and after outstretching his body in an almost impossible manner, the German managed to clear the ball from the goal-line, much to the dismay of the home fans who had already started celebrating a goal.

This stunning piece of goalkeeping was one of ten saves nominated for the award, but it’s the Barça stopper who most impressed users of www.uefa.com, with efforts from Neuer of Bayern and Buffon of Juventus finishing second and third.


Ter Stegen, Save of the Season Champions League... by fcbarcelona