Ter Stegen's stoppage-time heroics save three points for Barcelona

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s heroics salvage three points against Mallorca after the German produces outstanding save to deny Jaume Costa in the 91st minute

  • Barcelona beat Mallorca with a narrow 1-0 away win in LaLiga on Sunday 
  • The Blaugrana led through Luuk de Jong’s header on the stroke of half-time
  • But goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced heroics to secure the win 
  • He reacted quickly to block Jaume Costa’s close-range volley in 91st minute 

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced an outstanding stoppage-time save to ensure the Catalan side secured all three points against Mallorca. 

The Blaugrana edged out a narrow 1-0 victory against Mallorca on Sunday thanks to Luuk de Jong’s header on the stroke of half-time. 

But Ter Stegen played a huge role in preserving the win after he kept Jaume Costa’s effort out of goal at the death. 

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen blocked Jaume Costa’s last-gasp effort

Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta had whipped in a cross from the right to find Costa unmarked at the far post. 

The full-back looked certain to have produced the equaliser after he emphatically volleyed the cross from close range. 

But Ter Stegen’s heroics rescued Barcelona as the German batted the ball away with his arm with quick reflexes.

The Blaugrana led through Luuk de Jong’s  (second right) header on the stroke of half-time

Ter Stegen’s team-mates were quick to show their gratitude as Gerard Pique immediately embraced the German international and after the game defender Eric Garcia hailed him as a ‘top goalkeeper’.

‘We owe 70 percent of the win to Ter Stegen,’ Garcia said post-match, via Sport Bible.

‘He was spectacular. He’s a top goalkeeper. We know he responds in moments like that. Mallorca were pressing and we knew we had to soak it up and we’ve shown we’re able to do that.

Barcelona defender Eric Garcia (left) hailed the German shot-stopper as  a ‘top goalkeeper’

‘We know we had some big players missing but I think we’ll go on getting bodies back now,

‘We stepped up today and played well in the first half. Teams above us dropped points and it was important to win to start the year well and close the gap on those above us.’

Ter Stegen had been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp but after his last-gasp heroics he is sure to be a favourite among the dressing room. 

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