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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.


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