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Koeman credits ‘phenomenal’ Ter Stegen for Dynamo Kyiv victory

Marc Andre ter Stegen - FC Barcelona
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Marc Andre Ter Stegen hit the ground running after returning from injury, and his heroics were not gone unnoticed by his manager.

FC Barcelona did squeeze out all three points from the Champions League matchday 3 but their win over Dynamo Kyiv not all that convincing.

Barca had the lion’s share of possession throughout the match but looked rather vulnerable at the back. Fortunately, they had Marc Andre ter Stegen who seemed impenetrable in the night.

The German shot-stopper was playing his first match of the season after a lengthy absence due to a  knee injury but it did not seem so as he made six saves in total to keep the opposition at bay.

He did eventually get breached but Barca had him, other than goalscorers Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique, to thank for the narrow 2-1 victory.

“He has proved to be a great goalkeeper for us,” said Ronald Koeman after the full-time whistle, speaking to Movistar. “He has been training well and we can see that today.

“Thanks to Marc, who has been phenomenal, we managed to keep the opposition out.

“We have to play better and improve the game without the ball. In general, we had been good defensively. But today they put us in danger and we must talk about that and improve our game without the ball.”