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Ter Stegen will close 2021 to 300 with Barça

Marc-André ter Stegen He will close 2021 by rounding his number of games with Barça. In the absence of Xavi’s decision, a change of ownership with Neto, the German goalkeeper will play 299 against Elche at the Camp Nou, this Saturday (6.30 pm), and 300 against Sevilla in the Sánchez Pizjuán on Tuesday 21 (9.30 pm), seven years after landing at the Camp Nou. The two meetings with which the Barça team will bid farewell to the year and which are essential to continue opting for one of the four Champions League places.

The event coincides with a period of collective and individual Barça instability. The Barça He does not finish playing as Xavi would like and the goalkeeper is not as successful as he showed in recent seasons. His performance against Bayern earned him some criticism and the debate about his ownership. He did not know how to stop a shot from outside the goal area. Leroy Sané that cost the second goal at the edge of the break. The problem, however, is also one of defensive adjustment. The Barça has only been able to leave a clean sheet six times (Levante, Cádiz, Dinamo twice, Espanyol and Benfica) in 23 games, conceding an average of more than one goal (31) per game. A bump from which he is forced to leave in his fifth season as a starter if Barça wants to get back on track as soon as possible.

Ter Stegen

From the hand of Andoni Zubizarreta, then sports director, and of Albert Valentin, the technical secretary, Ter Stegen He landed in Barcelona in the summer of 2014-2015, achieving that year the Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions treble, although he did not start at all because he had Claudio Bravo ahead. Yes he was in the final in Berlin but both the first year with 21 games and the second with 26 he was a substitute for the Chilean in the league championship. As of the third, his situation changed radically and he became the owner of the goal, adding 196 league games (which will be 198), another 71 in the Champions League, plus 24 in the Copa del Rey, 6 in the Spanish Super Cup and another from the European Super Cup. 298 games that have earned him 14 titles: 4 Leagues, a Champions League, 5 King’s Cups, 2 Spanish Super Cups, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup. In the friendly at the Maradona Cup, he traveled but did not play or dress short. Xavi did not align him in the 90 minutes, giving Neto court

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