Alisson Becker Has Done A Whole Lot Since The Last Time He Conceded A Goal

Alisson Becker has probably forgotten what it's like to concede a goal at the moment, having gone 846 minutes for club and country without picking the ball out of his net.

Last night, Alisson kept his ninth clean sheet in a row as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final at the Estádio Mineiro and it continued a near-invincible run for the former Roma goalkeeper.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Since Salomon Rondon of Newcastle scored past the 26-year old at St James' Park at May 4, Alisson has won the Premier League Golden Glove for the first time, lifted the Champions League trophy, won the Champions League Golden Glove and the Copa America Golden Glove as well as now reaching the Copa America finals.

Alisson made a stunning save to deny Lionel Messi's goal-bound free-kick in the game, showing he'd learned from that 35-yard worldie the five-time Ballon d'Or put past him in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp.

In fact, Alisson has become Messi's worst nightmare - having now knocked him out of three different competitions with three different teams in the last two seasons.

Alisson has the chance to make it a perfect ten in terms of clean sheets on Sunday with victory in the Copa America final.

Brazil will play the winner of tonight's game between Chile and Peru.

Josh Lawless

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