We’re all aware of Manuel Neuer‘s capabilities with the ball at his feet.
The Bayern Munich goalkeeper seems unflappable at times – even with some of the world’s top strikers bearing down on him.
In fact, it’s this calmness and all-round ability – along with immense shot stopping – that had him in the running to be crowned the world’s best player against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo two years ago.
Move of the Week
But his latest stunt in training shows the German keeper has frightening striking ability in his locker too.
Bayern’s ‘sweeper keeper’ was caught in video in training this week as he let fly with a stunning strike from 25 yards.
The thunderbolt of a shot struck the crossbar before nestling in the back of the net – and Robert Lewandowski couldn’t have done any better himself.
The wondergoal was dubbed ‘Move of the Week’ by the German champs on YouTube, and rightly so.
You can check out the goal in the clip below:
[youtube id=”O3w0rK1JTyw” align=”left” mode=”normal” maxwidth=”860″]
Neuer and Co secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night following their 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena.
But it wasn’t enough to see them top the group as their Spanish rivals went through as Group D winners.
Next up they take on Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday at home.
You’ll Love Our Podcast
In this week’s show, Daniel is joined by talkingbaws.com contributor Tony Caw as they take a break from the norm. In this bonus pod, Daniel and Tony talk to John Sitton – whose infamous dressing room rant while Leyton Orient manager spelled the end of his career in football.
John talks about why TV cameras were watching, the work he was doing at Orient, his life since and makes a passionate case for a return to football.