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03rd Oct 2016

Fernando Muslera puts Manuel Neuer to shame with dribble in opponents’ half

Eat your heart out, Manuel.

Tom Victor

Oh, you thought Manuel Neuer was a maverick for dribbling 10 yards outside his own area, did you? Well he’s an amateur compared to Fernando Muslera.

Uruguay international goalkeeper Muslera, who you may remember from his performance against England at the last World Cup, has been playing for Galatasaray for the last five years.

This weekend the 20-time Turkish champions beat Antalyaspor 3-1 at the Türk Telekom Arena, and Muslera decided to have a bit of fun.

After rushing to intercept a through-ball, it would have been easy for Muslera to panic and hoof the ball aimlessly away, or to shield it before going down for a cheap free-kick.

Instead, with Samuel Eto’o approaching and the ball skidding into the Antalyaspor half, he kept going, beating the Cameroonian and calmly laying the ball off to an outfield teammate.

We know what you’re thinking – we’ve buried the lede here, haven’t we?

Yes, Samuel Eto’o is still playing.

The same Samuel Eto’o who wasn’t young when he joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makachkala in 2013.

The same Samuel Eto’o who since played for Everton and Sampdoria, before offering two suspiciously similar goodbye messages to fans of the two clubs.

And, you know what, he’s playing well. Now 35 years old of age, the former Barcelona striker has 21 goals in 35 games for Antalyaspor.

Still, he’s no match for Fernando Muslera.

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