Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Pulls Off An Incredible Assist To Luis Suarez For Barcelona's Opener
The 27-year-old German shot-stopper came charging off his line to meet Djene Dakonam's long ball over the Barcelona backline.
And Ter Stegen wasted little time in hoofing the ball back up the pitch and directly into the path of Suarez.
The 32-year-old ex-Liverpool striker maintained his mojo as David Soria came running out of the Getafe net to meet him.
But Suarez, who was booed at the Camp Nou in Barca's win over Villarreal on Tuesday, calmly chipped the ball over the Getafe shot-stopper with a delightful finish to open the scoring in the first half.
SUAREZ GOAL WITH A MATS ASSIST! pic.twitter.com/R4JQhXYhl2
- BarcaGoals (@BarcaGoals__) September 28, 2019
قووووووووووووووول لويس سواريز pic.twitter.com/Jzh6mKhXKf
- FCBW Media :cinema: (@Media_mx6) September 28, 2019
Fans have flooded social media with praise for Ter Stegen as he helped Barcelona break the deadlock at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
"Wonderful assist from Ter Stegen," one fan tweeted.
Twitter user Power Circles posted: "I'm not going to [be] Bias because i support my club, MANCHESTER UNITED, but the best keeper in the world right now is MARC - ANDRE TER STEGEN .... FACT!!!"
Barca fan Kasoa Baahubali said: "Ter Stegen with an assist. He can go ahead and score and Joachim Low will still bench him."
A fourth added: "Ter-Stegen with an assist wow."
Incredible assist by Ter Stegen, he decided to skip the entire buildup. Perfect finish by Suarez, the same man that was dragging himself across the pitch until now :sweat_smile:
- Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) September 28, 2019
Unbelievable from ter Stegen there. It would look like your average smash away by your goalkeeper, but no. He saw Suárez on the shoulder and picked him out. Wow!
- TalkFCB (@FCBNewsRoom) September 28, 2019
Ter Stegen hoofs it to Suárez and they score, completely eliminating any form of build up. Most anti-Cruijff goal I've ever seen from Barcelona.
- Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) September 28, 2019
Ter Stegen starts it and Suarez with the chip over the goalkeeper. It's 1-0 Barcelona and credit to Suarez for getting to it. Lovely pass by the person who should be Germany's number 1 goalkeeper and great finish by Suarez.
- Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) September 28, 2019
... convert. There's a direct contrast in the potential chance for Getafe and the goal that Barca scored and that's the genius of Ter Stegen. Getafe's GK didn't come whereas Ter Stegen, who in an alternative universe might have been a midfielder, came, cleared the danger and.....
- Saurabh Nagpal (@SaurabhNagpal19) September 28, 2019
Barcelona doubled their lead against Getafe in the second half thanks to summer signing Junior Firpo.
Soria spilled Carles Perez's effort and the 23-year-old left-back pounced on the error and buried the ball into the back of the net.
Full-time result: Barcelona were reduced to ten men after Clement Lenglet picked up a second yellow card for stepping on Molina's foot.
But the defending Spanish champions walked away with all three points as they beat Getafe 2-0.
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