On April 25, 2021, Between the Sticks celebrates its two-year anniversary. In honour of the milestone, goalkeeper journalist Mouhamad Rachini is ranking the 10 best goalkeepers of all time from each of the big five European leagues: the German Bundesliga, the Spanish Liga Santander, the French Ligue 1, the English Premier League, and the Italian Serie A.
Juventus fans, you might want to look away. Despite scoring four aggregate goals against FC Porto, the reigning Serie A champions were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by the Dragões... [READ MORE].
Game after game, week after week, Emiliano Martínez continues to prove he’s no one-season wonder. On Feb. 27, the Aston Villa goalkeeper picked up his third clean sheet in his last four Premier League... [READ MORE].
Try as he might, Neto just could not reach Sergio Ramos’ penalty shot. On Saturday, Oct. 24, the FC Barcelona man became the latest in a long list of goalkeepers tasked with trying to save a Ramos penalty attempt... [READ MORE].
The chaaampiooons! Ahh, it’s going to feel so good hearing that again. On October 20, the UEFA Champions League returns with its first batch of group stage games. Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Club Brugge and Dynamo Kiev... [READ MORE].
One of the biggest criticisms Kepa Arrizabalaga faced last season was his reluctance to attack crosses and set-pieces. The Spaniard was very reserved -- he rarely, if ever, left his line, and it was even rarer to... [READ MORE]
Chelsea fans, your wish has been granted. With the current season already underway, the Blues have finally found a new goalkeeper in Édouard Mendy. Days after Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed the 28 year old's medical... [READ MORE]
On Sunday, June 21, Real Madrid defeated Real Sociedad by a score of 2-1. Goals from Sergio Ramos -- the new top-scoring defender in Liga Santander history -- and Karim Benzema sealed the deal for the visitors, who've... [READ MORE].
The title race is over, eh?
With seven games remaining going into Tuesday, Borussia Dortmund had a golden opportunity to close the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. The North Rhine-Westphalia-based club... [READ MORE].
It's a victory 21 years in the making. For the first time since 1999, Galatasaray beat their cross-town rival Fenerbahçe in Kadıköy, Istanbul. The reigning Süper Lig champions defeated their eternal enemies by a score of 3-1... [READ MORE]
Stop me if you've heard this before: Thibaut Courtois' error cost Real Madrid a win. It seems to be the story of his Los Blancos career. Since controversially forcing his way to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in 2018, Courtois'... [READ MORE]
Jan Oblak clearly doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions. While most of us are spending our first days of 2020 living through our "new year, new me" fantasies, Oblak has continued doing what he's always... [READ MORE].
What's with Spanish football clubs and Champions League goals being scored from incredibly acute angles? A day after Atletico Madrid conceded a Paulo Dybala freekick from the left side of their goal, Valencia struck a... [READ MORE]
From an honours perspective, it's easy to see where some of the similarities between goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and goaltender Martin Brodeur lie. Both goalies have won practically everything there was to win in their careers. Neuer... [READ MORE]
Petr Čech trudged down the tunnel to a chorus of cheers. The 37-year-old had just played a full match, complete with overtime and a shootout. He had backstopped his side to a 3-2 victory... [READ MORE]
It’s happened again. As if this month wasn’t unkind enough to David De Gea, April showers rained down on the Spaniard’s parade for (hopefully) one last time. With Chelsea down 1-0 to Manchester United in their April 28 matchup, centre-back... [READ MORE]