Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is delighted to make his team’s 100th Champions League appearance and win at the stadium they won two seasons ago.
Neuer featured in the starting XI as the Tigers beat Benfica 4-0 in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday. Which is to play in this list for 100 matches for the club.
Benfica’s Estadio da Luz is also where Bayern Munich last won the European Cup in 2020 after beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 final.
The 35-year-old goalkeeper talked about playing 100 games in the Champions League for the team that “Of course it’s the best thing. I never had that belief at the beginning of my career.”
“It’s great to play at this stadium again, it’s a stadium we have great memories with.”
Neuer is the fourth Bayern Munich player to play in the Champions League in hundreds of matches. That after Oliver Kahn, Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muir dealer.
Neuer, 35, said: “I am proud to have reached the 100th match. It is a special thing as a goalkeeper to play so many matches with your country.”
Neuer can celebrate this occasion in front of a thousand spectators at the Dusseldorf stadium.
No big party was planned before the start of the match. But Neuer will receive a medal of honor from the German Football Association.
The 2014 World Cup-winning goalkeeper was highly praised. During the German national team’s training camp in Austria.