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Marc-Andre ter Stegen plays down heroics after Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid

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The goalkeeper played a starring role on Sunday

Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen played down his heroics at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday in his side’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid.

The Germany international made two brilliant saves in the first half to deny Mario Hermoso and Alvaro Morata but says it’s all in a day’s work.

“I try to do my job. These matches make us grow as a team and that is what it is about. I am really happy because now we’ve played well for a few games while winning.

“We knew it was a difficult place to come. It’s normal that they have chances. They have a lot of quality. But defensively we played really well and in the end we’ve scored the goal which has earned a really important win.”

“That’s what we hoped for before the game and what we prepared for all week. I am really happy with this win.”

Source | Sport

Lionel Messi will take most of the headlines after scoring a brilliant late winner for the visitors, but Ter Stegen’s performance was just as important in sealing the win.