Manuel Neuer's Heat Map During Germany vs. Algeria Looks More Like a Defender's

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJuly 1, 2014


Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's all-action performance in the team's win over Algeria produced an unusual—and much talked about—heat map at the 2014 World Cup.

Squawka captured the keeper's performance in the chart above. As you can see, he spent plenty of time outside the confines of his own penalty area, seeing more of the ball than many of the Algerians:

Manuel Neuer: Had more touches (24) in the first half of #GERvsALG than all but 4 of Algeria’s players #ger

— (@WhoScored) June 30, 2014

Germany held their nerve to win 2-1 in extra time and seal a quarter-final place against France.