The German women’s national team was eliminated in the quarter-finals against Denmark in their first tournament with Steffi Jones at the helm. Austria on the other hand stormed into the semi-final in their first ever appearance at the EUROs. A major surprise. And one player stood out from a well drilled team. Goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger.
At Bayern, the 21-year-old is only the backup keeper behind Tinja-Riikka Korpela. Thus, her minutes to demonstrate her strengths in competitive matches have been limited, but everytime she had to step in for Korpela, she delivered strong performances. We at Miasanrot also repeatedly emphasized that a player like her would be a starter at almost any other Bundesliga team and that she has everything to define an era at Bayern. Her appearance at the highest European level were a positive surprise nonetheless.
With 23, she saved the most shots of any goalkeeper at the tournament. In the group stages only the elite French national team put one past her. Against Spain she was the decisive factor in the penalty shot-out and also in the semi-finals against Denmark she dove to the right side most the times. Miasanrot congratulates to a fantastic performance.
— WoSo Comps (@WoSoComps) 22. Juli 2017
Crucial save by Zinsberger during the penalty shoot-out!
— Womens Soccer United (@WomensSoccerUtd) 30. Juli 2017
Let’s have a look at the links for this week
2017-18 Season Preview: New Faces at Bayern. Same Results? | Susie Schaaf | Bundesliga Fanatic
Letter to My Younger Self | Arjen Robben | The Players’ Tribune
Bundesliga preview: Can Bayern stay ahead of a crowded chasing pack? | Raphael Honigstein | ESPN FC
Does ‘Brazzo’ Have the Brass to be Bayern Boss? | Susie Schaaf | Bundesliga Fanatic
Do the best keepers know which side to dive for penalties? | PenaltyKickStat
Tactical analysis: Ancelotti makes it harder for Bayern to beat Bremen | Shubham Ahuja | Bayern Central
Will The Champions League Finally Get A New Champion? | Michael Caley | FiveThirtyEight
Why New York City is key to German giant Bayern Munich’s digital game plan | Seb Joseph | Digiday
A trinity like no other: Matthäus, Brehme and Klinsmann at Inter | Tom Scholes | These Football Times
Franz Beckenbauer: captain, manager, president and serial winner | Andrew Flint | These Football Times
Ali Daei: the Iran hero who bagged 109 international goals | Ali Khaled | These Football Times
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