•  The Galatasaray goalkeeper, on loan from the Barça club until the end of the season, had an outstanding performance at the Camp Nou

Iñaki Peña, Galatasaray goalkeeper on loan from Barça until the end of the season, had a great performance in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 and was key for the Turks to take a valuable draw (0-0) from Camp Nou.

The goalkeeper from Alicante played his first game at the Camp Nou and left highly motivated to show that he can be Barça’s goalkeeper of the future and compete with Ter Stegen next season to be the Barça team’s starter. Peña had some very outstanding numbers defending the Galatasaray goal and this is reflected in the data provided by the ‘Opta’ portal, which confirms the goalkeeper as the best of the Turks in the match.

Iñaki Peña finished the game as the Galatasaray player with the best passes (31); equalized with midfielder Antalyali, with better long passes (13) and more ball recoveries (14) and rounded off his brilliant performance with 4 stops and 4 caught crosses, showing his security under the sticks.

After his great performance at the Camp Nou, Iñaki Peña will cross Barça’s path again next week in the round of 16 of the Europa League. We will see if the man from Alicante prevents the Catalans from scoring again and if he can continue giving Galatasaray options to pass the tie.

Iñaki Peña’s numbers against Barça:

– 31 good passes

– 9 missed passes

– 13 good long passes

– 14 recoveries

– 9 turnovers

– 4 stops

– 6 goal kicks

– 4 trapped centers

– 10 shots received

– 57 touches

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