Neuer and heroic story of Dragao
Jakarta – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer so enthusiastically returned to base at Porto in tonight (04/15/2015). There was, Neuer never showed one of the best performances of his career.
Neuer last trip to the Estadio do Dragao happened seven years ago, on March 5, 2008 when the player is still in uniform Schalke. When the Neuer and his team against Porto in the second leg of the Champions League last 16.
With a capital of a 1-0 home win, Neuer helped Schalke lost 0-1 only by a single goal Lisandro Lopez. Strong same score lasted until half of extra time and a penalty shootout which continues until eventually won Schalke 4-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Neuer former 23-year-old appeared as a star. The German goalkeeper made a number of important rescue including two of the three penalties thwart Schalke.
Statistics Uefa noted that in the game, Porto bombarding the Schalke defense to release a total of 25 shots with 13 experiments lead to the goal.
“I performed so well against Porto so far. At the time I was very young. It was my first season in the Champions League,” recalled Neuer on Bayern’s official website reported.
“Fortunately, I live a good day when everything is right. Unfortunately we then removed by his Barcelona Pep Guardiola.”
Bayern are now expecting Neuer will show his best performance again when he met Porto in the first leg of the quarterfinals.
“He saved Schalke almost alone in there,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “That’s one reason why we bought him.”