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Neuer sets Bundesliga clean sheet record after Bayern keeper shuts out Schalke

The 34-year-old eclipsed the document set by his predecessor Oliver Khan as Bayern moved seven factors clear on the summit

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer set a brand new Bundesliga document with the 197th clear sheet of his profession in Sunday’s thumping 4-0 win against Schalke.

The 34-year-old eclipsed the document set 13 years in the past by Bayern and Germany legend Oliver Khan.

However whereas Kahn wanted 557 Bundesliga matches, for Bayern and Karlsruher, to achieve the previous mark, Neuer wanted simply 423 league video games for Bayern and former membership Schalke.

Neuer is into his 10th season on the Allianz Area having signed a brand new deal final summer season retaining on the membership till the summer season of 2023.

When requested whether or not he was anticipating hassle from Khan, who’s now a Bayern board member, after taking his document, Neuer joked: “I will not let myself be finished down right here. We’re on an equal footing. Let’s examine how he reacts. However I feel he is pleased for all of us.”

Switching consideration to the sport, Neuer felt his aspect ought to have led by greater than only one objective at half time, however was happy they transformed their dominance into targets after the break.

A Thomas Muller double and one objective every from Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba secured a 3rd successive league win as Bayern moved seven factors forward of RB Leipzig on the prime as they search a ninth successive Bundesliga title.

“The primary half was good, like in opposition to Augsburg. Sadly, we solely led 1-Zero. It was tougher in opposition to Augsburg as a result of we needed to struggle till the tip,” added Neuer.

“Right now we had been ready so as to add to the rating and nonetheless had one or two probabilities to attain extra. If you happen to’d supplied us a Four-Zero win earlier than the sport, we might have definitely taken it.”

Goalscorer Muller, who’s the one participant to have began each sport within the Bundesliga for Bayern this season, added: “We laid siege on our opponent’s objective within the first half and created a couple of good probabilities, however the closing ball proper on the finish was missing.

“It was a sport through which there have been a couple of lapses of focus. General, you could possibly see that after we picked up the tempo and performed our passes, we had been at all times capable of get into good ending positions.

“We did effectively by means of the week, gained all three video games and took an enormous step ahead within the desk. That is what counts.”

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