Suarez: 'Ter Stegen is one of the best'
- Barcelona forward praises his goalkeeper but for some reason doesn't call him the best in the world.
- Marc-Andre became the man of the match against Athletic Club thanks to several impressive saves.
"That's why he's one of the best," Luis Suarez said after the game against Athletic remembering Marc-Andre ter Stegen amazing saves to deny the hosts. "He's shown it once again, he stopped them from scoring. That's what you have a goalkeeper for."
The German goalkeeper made five saves against Athletic with four of them coming from inside his penalty box. The two most dangerous were Markel Susaeta's strike in the first half that would have gone right under the bar if it wasn't for Marc-Andre who parried it beautifully and Inaki Williams effort from close range that was again saved by ter Stegen.
Barcelona drew Athletic Bilbao 0-0 at San Mames in the 23rd round of La Liga. The Catalans failed to create any danger in front of Iago Herrerin's goal except for Lionel Messi's shot that was denied by the bar in the first half. The team looked tired and sluggish with Messi not being 100% ready, Dembele returning from an injury and Suarez, Vidal and Coutinho simply not having their best day.
Thus, Barcelona go six points clear at the top of the table with Real Madrid in the second place. Los Blancos have beaten their neighbours Atletico on the 23rd Matchday 3-1 getting ahead of Diego Simeone's side. Barcelona's next match takes place on February 16 as the Catalans face Real Valladolid at Camp Nou in the 24th round of the league. At the same time, Real Madrid will take on Girona at home.