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Ronald Koeman's side were well beaten away Lisbon to make it two identical defeats from two in the Champions League so far this season.
Darwin Nunez put the Portuguese outfit ahead early on before scoring a second from the spot ten minutes after Rafa Silva doubled the lead.
It was another miserable evening for below-par Barca, who had their goalkeeper gallivanting up the pitch for no reason whatsoever.
Ter stegen deadass decided to go for a little stroll in the middle of the game pic.twitter.com/tDdZkRrsDa— PedriFCB (@Pedri_FCB__) September 29, 2021
Ter Stegen just got saved by the post after being caught out in this position 😳— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) September 29, 2021
Would've been a difficult one to explain 👀 pic.twitter.com/McvRognXeA
Koeman's playing Ter Stegen as left back now? pic.twitter.com/sRemHW2rmC— SwayamCuler (@SwayamCuler) September 29, 2021
Peep Ter stegen i’m crying😭😭 pic.twitter.com/0Qw63WPjOz— UEFA Europa League (@tcourtois1ii) September 29, 2021
📸 - Ter Stegen decides to leave his goal for absolutely no reason but does not get punished. pic.twitter.com/nZffubmM8p— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 29, 2021
Like we've seen his compatriot Manuel Neuer do for years, Ter Stegen operates as a sweeper keeper and he took the role a little too seriously when he charged out to try and snuff out a Benfica attack at the start of the second half.
He was in the middle of nowhere and was lucky to have not gifted another goal as the post saved the German.
It was not a convincing night from Ter Stegen, who had another sweeper keeper fail against Atletico Madrid in November of last year.
He came out to clear a long punt up the pitch but Yannick Carrasco knocked the ball past him and rolled the ball in from distance to put Diego Simeone's side ahead.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen with the most bizarre keeper error of the weekend. Of the season.— Roddur (@roddur_016) November 21, 2020
Enjoy folks😂 pic.twitter.com/k4MMsvtD5Q
The former Borussia Monchengladbach has been recognised as one of the world's best goalkeepers over the last few years but the amount of errors in his game has seen his stock drop dramatically.
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