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Manuel Neuer's Latest Sweeper Keeper Attempt Went Horribly Wrong

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Manuel Neuer's Latest Sweeper Keeper Attempt Went Horribly Wrong

Manuel Neuer has mastered the art of being a modern goalkeeper but even he has a tendency to get it wrong from time to time. Last night was one of those instances.

The German man mountain is known for operating as his side's last defender, regularly rushing outfield to stop an attack and get his team on the front foot.

But he got caught out big-time against Paderborn at the Allianz Arena last night. With Bayern leading 1-0 through Serge Gnabry's opener, the visitors played the ball in the channel for Dennis Srbeny to chase just before half-time.

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Neuer came charging at in typical fashion but was beaten to the ball by the former Norwich City striker, who nutmegged the former Schalke shotstopper, composed himself in the area and tucked his chance away with two Bayern defenders on the line.


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Neuer's reaction says everything about his error. There was no need for him to come out like a madman but then again he just absolutely loves everything about being a 'sweeper keeper'.

Fortunately for Neuer, his blushes were ultimately spared by talisman Robert Lewandowski. He bagged a brace, including an 88th minute winner, to seal a dramatic 3-2 win for the Bavarians going into the Champions League round of 16 clash with Chelsea.

Reflecting on the win that keeps them ahead of RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table, Neuer said: "I'm really relieved!

"The three points had been our goal. It was important to keep our foot on the gas and to believe we can win the match. It was annoying that we had to toil after the second equaliser.

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"We achieved it together, it was a team effort. We had to change our formation a bit due to the one-match bans, so it was clear we couldn't play as we had in the last few weeks."

Topics: Football News, Football, Germany, Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer

Josh Lawless
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