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Watch: Manuel Neuer And Thibaut Courtois Score Beauties In Training

Both Manuel Neuer and Thibaut Courtois feature prominently in the discussion regarding who’s the best goalkeeper in world football.

Indeed, Neuer finished third in the race for the FIFA Ballon D’Or award – a rarity for a ‘keeper.

At the age of just 25, Courtois has already claimed a La Liga title, two Premier Leagues, and a Europa League as part of both Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

So, both men are accomplished between the sticks. But how do they fare at the other end of the pitch? Quite well judging by training footage released this week.

Neuer pulled off a first-time backheel goal from a cross while training with Bayern Munich. As a fabled ‘sweeper keeper’, the 31-year-old is better than most counterparts with his feet, but this is impressive even for him.

Over at Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois redeemed himself after his dire penalty miss against Arsenal in the Community Shield last month.

His attempt at a sensational volley earlier in the week paid off in style.

If he repeats the feat this weekend against Leicester City, it might be time to draft him in as back-up for Alvaro Morata.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.