Ter Stegen’s saving performance garnered much praise from a semi-final in which both teams, full of young players, were emptied of a title that, while not one of the most exciting, both as others dignified. “Without Ter Stegen there would surely have been another result. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and it shows, ”said Real Sociedad captain Mikel Oyarzabal.
The leader of the Basque team had scored his last 16 penalty kicks. Until Ter Stegen decided it would be his night and saved the team during the match and with immense security during the penalty shootout, in which Riqui Puig was also the protagonist to score the decisive goal.
Puig offers to take the penalty
Matadepera’s goal was his first goal-scoring debut for the first team. “I was waiting for the moment to celebrate a goal with the first team. We are making a very good pineapple and we deserved it. Ronald had handed out the first four pitchers and I offered to shoot the fifth penalty “, he confessed. “Even though I haven’t played much so far, I don’t lose the desire to play or the hope. I try to take advantage of the time I have. If I play little, the next day I will work to play more “, added a footballer who asks for more minutes to shout.