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For years, the Clasico between Barca and Real Madrid has been the scene of the clash between the two greatest players of recent years: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. But times have changed, and the stars are now called Vinicius Junior, Gavi, Pedri, Rodrygo, even if some old ones like Karim Benzema and Sergio Busquets are still resisting. This evening, another duel will agitate the debates, that between the two doormen, Thibaud Courtois on the Merengue side, Marc-André ter Stegen on the Blaugrana side, the two being logically considered to be among the best in the world. And before the meeting, it was the Belgian who was asked about the German. The former Chelsea player did not hesitate to be very complimentary towards the last bastion of Barcelona at the microphone of the Movistar.
“I don’t think he’s improved because Ter Stegen has always been a great goalkeeper. He’s a great goalkeeper and sometimes there are hard knocks in your career, you’re unlucky enough to concede an unfortunate goal This year Barca have a very good defensive base and the few chances they get are resolved by Ter Stegen, they have won many 1-0 matches which without him would have ended in a draw. “It’s to his credit that Barça are nine points clear at the top of the table. He’s having a great season and he’s a great goalkeeper. Nothing has changed, it’s just that today things going well for him and that a goalkeeper who has confidence in him grows even more. I wish him the best, but I hope he doesn’t stop so much tomorrow.”
To sum up
Thibaud Courtois, Real Madrid goalkeeper, was complimentary to his evening opponent, Marc-André ter Stegen, FC Barcelona goalkeeper. Both are considered the best in the world at their position.