" Manuel Neuer gets away with being Manuel Neuer. #FCBWOB http://t.co/bvQLiaQdu1 — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 22, 2015 "
Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is affectionately termed a “sweeper keeper.” He has a tendency to leave his box and play more of a classic “sweeper” role at times. Generally, it works. He’s won the Champions League, the World Cup (who can forget his near decapitation of Gonzalo Higuain) and three Bundesliga titles.
This afternoon, against Wolfsburg, it didn’t go so well for him. For some reason, he came out near the halfway line to field a goal kick. Well off his line, he came inches away from conceding a goal.