Thursday, 22 July 2010

Diego Benaglio Best Saves 2009/2010

At the World Cup this summer, Diego Benaglio helped Switzerland set a new defensive record as they went a total of 551 minutes without conceding a goal over the course of 2 tournaments. Even though he didn't play at WC 2006, his confident performances (particularly in the Swiss' shock 1-0 victory over Spain) ensured his name will go down in the record books.

His form for Wolfsburg over the course of the 09/10 season was equally impressive. He was out for several months at the start of 2010 with a knee injury that needed surgery, but came back after 3 months and made an instant impact, helping his side to a 4-0 victory over Hoffenheim and then making an incredible 13 saves in the 2-0 win over Nürnberg.

He's an excellent shot stopper who closes down attackers aggressively, not afraid to bravely throw his body on the line to keep the ball out of the net. As this video shows, he also likes to make the occasional flashy save for the cameras.

Song: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor