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FC Player of the Day, 23 Nov: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg)
Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 23 Nov: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg)

The Belgian stopper was unbeatable between the sticks against Frankfurt.

 
3:42pm on Sunday 24th November 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Koen Casteels
GK - Wolfsburg - 27 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.6
Nov 23, 2019
90Minutes played
9Saves
23Long balls
16Ball recovered
1Clearances
29Passes
14Passes completed
45Touches

Wolfsburg finally got back to winning ways after seven fixtures without tasting victory by defeating Frankfurt 2-0 away on Saturday.

Casteels deserves the adulation of his team-mates for that clean sheet, as he made a huge eight saves on the day, frustrating the hosts who fired 17 shots on goal.

One save at the beginning, and one at the end, proved vital. Around eight minutes in he got down to his right to beat away a Goncalo Paciencia diving header, and then late on, with the score already at 2-0, he blocked a fizzing strike from Erik Durm.

Wolfsburg went down to 10 men a minute after the break, and with Frankfurt continually heaping on the pressure, he was forced to send 23 long balls forward.

As well as those aforementioned eight saves, he also made 16 interceptions on crosses into the box.

Koen Casteels' profile, statistics and career information

27 yrs - GK - Wolfsburg
74
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
JavaScript chart by amChartsLDefendingCreativePassingAttackingShootingDecisiveAerialsPhysical10-10-5051015100%
360
Played matches
4
0
0
Shots P90
0.00
Shots On target P90
0.00
Successful passing %
70%
Final third passes P90
5.00

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