The old expression ‘a game of two halves’ was never more relevant than for Manuel Neuer tonight.
Having made arguably one of the greatest saves of all time in the first half vs Arsenal, Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer sent Twitter into meltdown.
Various current and former professional players took to Twitter to praise the keeper with many reaffirming the already accepted belief that Neuer is the best keeper in the world. However, things were set to change rather drastically in the second half.
With both sides trading blows, it seemed that the game was destined for a stalemate as, despite numerous chances, no one was capable of finding the net until…
A set piece was poorly delivered into the box and for some bizarre reason, Neuer decided to charge out and come for a ball that he was simply never going to make. The big German grasped at thin air, the ball fell forward and French striker Giroud was able to nod the ball into an empty net.
Check out Neuer’s absolute howler and Giroud’s finish below.