Sevilla midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, has singled out Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, for reward following his facet’s UEFA Tremendous Cup 2-1 defeat towards the Bundesliga champions on Thursday evening.
Rakitic stated Neuer was the distinction between Sevilla and Bayern Munich within the UEFA Tremendous Cup in Budapest, including that the keeper made two unbelievable saves to disclaim the La Liga facet a victory towards the Champions League holders.
Sevilla opened scoring by way of Lucas Ocampos’ penalty, however Bayern equalized earlier than half-time by way of Leon Goretzka.
The Europa League holders proved stubborn opponents within the second interval, although, and substitute Youssef En-Nesyri got here near ending Bayern’s 22-match successful run when put by way of within the 87th minute, just for Neuer to show his effort behind.
Neuer even made a greater save for Bayern when he flicked a proper foot out to divert En-Nesyri’s effort on aim at first of additional time, however the Sevilla ahead did seem offside.
Nevertheless, Bayern substitute, Javi Martinez, then scored a 104th-minute winner to go away Rakitic praising the efficiency of Neuer.
“It’s disappointing, however that’s soccer,” Rakitic instructed Sky Germany.
“We noticed tonight how necessary Neuer is for them. We had two nice probabilities to go forward, however he stopped them. Then we gave away a foolish nook, they usually scored.
“Nonetheless, we may be happy with how we performed towards the most effective workforce in Europe, and we really feel effectively ready for the league season.”