Is Peter Gulacsi the Bundesliga’s best keeper?

Is Leipzig’s Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi the Bundesliga’s best goalkeeper? His peers certainly seem to think so- an anonymous survey conducted of 250 Bundesliga players by a German newspaper saw the 29 year old being rated as the best keeper in the league for the 2018/19 season.

Behind Gulacsi were the trio of Roman Burki (Dortmund), Jiri Pavlenka (Werder Bremen) and Gladbach’s Yann Sommer. Manuel Neuer didn’t feature in the top eight names as seen in the list below.

Gulacsi’s Leipzig had the best defensive record in the Bundesliga for 18/19, letting in only 29 goals throughout the season. They finished third in the table behind Bayern and BVB.

Gulacsi

Local press player ratings- Germany 2:0 Belarus

Germany continued their steady progress up as they beat Belarus to make it two wins out of as many games in European qualifying. Die Mannschaft, who had kicked off their campaign with an upset 3:2 win over the Netherlands, saw off Belarus thanks to goals in either half from Leroy Sane (13) and Marco Reus (62). Sane had scored in the opening quarter against the Dutch as well.

Northern Ireland’s 2:1 win over Estonia means that they top the group with a 100% record (3 wins out of 3). The Netherlands didn’t feature in this round of fixtures owing to their participation in the Nations League finals in Portugal.

Germany’s next fixture will be against Estonia in Mainz. Goal scorer Sane, Klostermann, Ginter, Kimmich and Neuer were among the best German players on show at the Borisov Arena.

Germany vs Belarus Player Ratings

German star Thomas Muller supports India at the 2019 Cricket World Cup

His international career with Germany might be over (hasn’t played since late 2018), but it appears that Thomas Muller has backed the right horse by choosing to tweet his support to the Indian national cricket team ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England.

Ahead of the tournament, Muller took to social media to pose with a cricket bat and an Indian jersey. Indian skipper Virat Kohli had supported Die Mannschaft in previous tournaments and Muller (we’re not sure whether he’s played much cricket), chose to use this opportunity to reciprocate. And judging by the Men in Blue’s start to the tournament, it appears that Muller has picked the right side!

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Bayern 3:0 Leipzig Player Ratings | Bavarians do the double

Bayern Munich finished their engagements this season by doing the double as they beat Leipzig 3:0 to win the German Cup. A stellar performance from Robert Lewandowski, who netted a brace, and bagged the best ratings on the evening along with Joshua Kimmich and Manuel Neuer. Leipzig star Timo Werner, often linked with a move to Bayern, was a disappointment, as evinced by these ratings. Also this Pokal victory effectively keeps Niko Kovac at the Allianz Arena next season, as confirmed by Hoeness- a league and Cup double is a reasonable return for his first season in charge,

Leipzig Bayern Pokal ratings 2019

England women scrape through with a win

England Women kicked off their world cup campaign with a victory against Scotland in France yesterday. It was hardly a stellar performance from the Lionesses and it leaves us wondering just how far can they go in this World Cup?

There has been a lot of talk in the build up to the Women’s world cup about just how much potential this England side have. The warm up games suggested that they had the grit and determination to see games out and get the victory even when they weren’t playing well.

Before the tournament, the Lionesses had seen off the likes of New Zealand, Spain and Denmark. They even managed a 2-2 draw with current holders USA. Whilst none of these victories were emphatic, it demonstrated that they knew what was required to win.

Lionesses

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