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Marc-Andre ter Stegen was delighted that his man of the match display helped Barcelona advance to the final of the Spanish Super Cup.
Ronald Koeman’s team won 3-2 on penalties after drawing 1-1 with La Real in Córdoba’s first semifinal.
Mikel Oyarzabal’s penalty nullified Frenkie de Jong’s header in regulation time and there was little to split the sides in a head-to-head encounter.
Ter Stegen produced six saves in 120 minutes, including an impressive one-on-one save to deny Alexander Isak and a one-handed flying save by Joseba Zaldua, and even appeared to have his fingertips for an Adnan Januzaj free kick that resonated. in the bow. mail.
The German international stopped the first two penalties of the Society in the penalty shootout, including from Oyarzabal, before the decisive effort by Riqui Puig sent the Catalans.
Ter Stegen, who said he had not “studied” for a possible penalty shoot-out, was frustrated at not having caught up with Januzaj’s effort to finish the penalties earlier.
“I’m very happy with the game, but I could have saved one more penalty,” he said.
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