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RAPIDHAMMER: Schlägt Van der Sar heute "Torsperre"-Rekord von Petr Cech?

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Schlägt Van der Sar heute "Torsperre"-Rekord von Petr Cech?

Manchester United take on West Brom Tuesday night in the Premier League, and goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar will be looking to break Petr Cech's league record of going 1,025 minutes without letting in a goal.
"Van der Sar, 38, will hope to go an 11th match without conceding a goal," writes Oliver Kay in the Times. "He must hold firm until the 84th minute this evening if he is to beat the the record set by Petr Cech during Chelsea’s 2004-05 title-winning season.
"The Dutchman and his team-mates would gain little satisfaction if that record was to be broken with a 0-0 draw, but it would still be a remarkable achievement, with the goalkeeper, along with Nemanja Vidic, proving a rare constant during a run of games in which personnel changes have been forced by injuries to Wes Brown, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and even their young deputies such as Rafael Da Silva and Jonny Evans."
Since 1995 van der Sar who started his carreer with Ajax Amsterdam has been the regular goalkeeper of the Dutch national team. He is his national team's most capped player of all-time (130 appearences) and he is one of the few footballers to have won the Champions League with two different teams, having won it with Ajax in 1995 and Manchester United in 2008.
Before he joined Manchester United in 2005 the 38 year old stopper played for Ajax, Juventus and Fulham.
On 21 June, van der Sar had intended to have played his last international match, in the EURO quarter final loss against Russia in extra time. But on 3 October 2008, at the urging of new Bondscoach Bert van Marwijk, Van der Sar agreed to come out of international retirement for the Netherlands' 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Iceland and Norway after injuries to both Maarten Stekelenburg and Henk Timmer. Van der Sar kept a clean sheet in both matches, which were won by the Dutch. Against Norway the keeper earned his record 130th cap for his country.
I wish him well for the game against West Bromwich Albion. Van der Sar would be a
worthy successor to Petr Cech if he kept a clean sheet for more than 1,025 minutes tonight.

And he's done it!
Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar set a new record of 11 consecutive Premier League clean sheets following a 5-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns.
-> Van der Sar - Interview

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