De Gea makes most Champions League saves for Man Utd since 2011

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The Spanish goalkeeper had to be at his best on Wednesday, as the Red Devils secured a scoreless draw at Sevilla

David de Gea's eight saves against Sevilla on Wednesday were the most for a Manchester United goalkeeper in Champions League play since 2011. 

United managed a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the last-16 first leg, and the Red Devils had their goalkeeper to thank for the result. 

De Gea made two particularly outstanding stops toward the end of the first half, especially from a point-blank Luis Muriel header. 

The Red Devils were second best for most of the night in Andalusia, with Sevilla having a 25-6 advantage in total shots and an 8-1 advantage in shots on target. 

Overall, the game was Manchester United’s ninth clean sheet in their last 11 matches in all competitions and their 23rd in all competitions this season. 

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It was also the first time Sevilla had been held scoreless in a home European match since a UEFA Cup game against Mainz in September 2005.

With eight total saves, De Gea equaled Edwin van der Sar's mark in the Champions League final against Barcelona in May 2011, a game the Blaugrana still won 3-1. 

United can advance to the Champions League quarter-final with a win in the return leg at Old Trafford on March 13. 

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