Captain and mainstay of the team
Tue, 08/09/20, 12:35
Manuel Neuer is FC Bayern Player of the Month for August
At the end of a long season full of uncertainty, Manuel Neuer was on top of the world. In the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Champions League, the FC Bayern captain was invariably the one hoisting the winners' trophies into the air. And last but not least, the treble winners' number one was also number one as far as the Bayern supporters were concerned, for they've named the goalkeeper their FC Bayern Player of the Month for August.
With 39 per cent of the votes, he was the clear winner ahead of Champions League final scorer Kingsley Coman (17%), who himself clearly won the vote for the FC Bayern Goal of the Month, and three-time winner of the top scorer award Robert Lewandowski (10%).
PSG forwards driven to despair
A decisive factor in Neuer winning the fans' vote for the first time in the 2019/20 season was his outstanding performance in the Champions League finals tournament in Lisbon. As early as the quarter-final against Barcelona (8-2) and in the semi-final against Olympique Lyon (3-0) his great saves thwarted the opposition. And in the final against Paris Saint-Germain (1-0), he drove the otherwise flawless French forwards to despair, so much so that PSG coach Thomas Tuchel spoke with a smile afterwards of a "little unfair competition."