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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is never one to shy away from a big tackle.
The German shot-stopper has a reputation for rushing off his line when the opposition are in on goal and, on Sunday night, the 33-year-old gave us a glimpse of his brilliant best against FC Koln.
In the 61st minute of the Bundesliga clash, Neuer sprinted 30 yards off his line after spotting a dangerous counter attack in the making.
He eventually made a brilliant slide tackle to stop striker Mark Uth in his tracks as Bayern continued to dominate at 3-0.
Manuel Peter Neuer with an amazing tackle/save; Showing the world that he's still the best goalkeeper in the world currently and the best goalkeeper in history.
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After Neuer's heroics in the second half, Hans-Dieter Flick's side made it 4-0 thanks to a great finish from Serge Gnabry.
The game eventually finished 4-1 to the Bundesliga leaders but after the full-time whistle, Neuer admitted the defending champions could, and should, have scored even more.
"We could have scored up to ten goals," he said after the full-time whistle. "In any case, there was more to it than 4-1."
I think it's fair to say that Neuer gave the term sweeper-keeper a completely new meaning when he burst onto the Bundesliga scene.
The 33-year-old can often be seen rushing off his goal-line in an attempt to aid his teammates, completely disregarding his goal-line to become the eleventh outfield player.
Some go as far as saying Neuer 'revolutionised' goalkeeping but in recent years, the veteran shot-stopper has somewhat relaxed his wild antics.
But you know what they say, a tiger never changes his stripes.
During last year's DFL Supercup final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the veteran shot-stopper turned back time with a classic run.
The German number one rushed off his line to try and close down Paco Alcacer, who wasn't even in a dangerous position when he looked up and saw an onrushing Neuer.
Thankfully for Neuer and his teammates, the Dortmund striker dragged his strike wide and the scoreline remained at 0-0.
"What on earth is he doing?" cried a puzzled commentator. "Only he knows." said the other. "They used to say, don't get involved in things you don't need to..."
Never change, Manuel.
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