The German's form this season has been remarkable in the Primera Division
Marc-Andre ter Stegen's season has been a record-breaking one. The goalkeeper's great performances are allowing Barcelona to build a lead at the top of the table, with nine points separating them and second-placed Real Madrid.
Against Athletic Club at San Mamés, Ter Stegen was once again decisive as the team took a big step towards winning the league title. Such was his performance that he was named MVP of the match. Three fine saves enabled him to keep the padlock on his goal once again.
Of the 25 matches played to date in LaLiga, the German has managed to keep a clean sheet in 19 games. He surpasses the record set by Paco Liaño with 18 clean sheets in the same number of matches during the 1993/94 season, when he was in goal for Deportivo de la Coruña. That season, the goalkeeper from Santander finished the season with 26 clean sheets and 18 goals conceded. Figures that Ter Stegen may end up improving on.
Ter Stegen has only picked the ball out of the back of the net in six league games: against Real Sociedad at Anoeta, against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu (three times), against Osasuna at El Sadar, against Espanyol at Camp Nou, against Real Betis at the Benito Villamarín and at Almería.
With only eight goals conceded, he is the sole leader of the Zamora Trophy classification, with a coefficient of 0.32 goals conceded per game, a long way clear of Real Sociedad's Remiro, in second place, with 0.96.
The Barça stopper also improves on the records obtained by Abel Resino in the 1990/91 season with Atlético Madrid and the season previously mentioned by Liaño, given that both conceded nine goals through 25 games.
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