The best gift for Jasper Cillessen: a third Copa del Rey final for the stopper

Ter Stegen's saves ensure his teammate will play again this season

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Jasper Cillessen was not able to play the Copa del Rey semifinal against Real Madrid because of an inopportune injury, but he will be able to play in the final at the Benito Villamarin. 

Ivan San Antonio


The Dutch goalkeeper will have to buy Marc-Andre ter Stegen a few drinks. The German was one of the players who ensured Cillessen will get another cup game this season. 

Coach Ernesto Valverde will bring Cillessen back into the side for the game -- against either Valencia or Real Betis -- because he is the cup goalkeeper. 

But there might not have been another match without Ter Stegen's exhibition. He kept Barça in the game when Real Madrid were pressing in the semifinal second leg on Wednesday. 

The Germany international saved from Benzema and then from Reguilon. Two saves which, along with Suarez's intervention at the other end, helped Barça reach their sixth successive Copa final. 

Ter Stegen has now saved 47 of the last 55 shots he's faced on target, conceding just eight times. That shows what a giant he is. 

But Cillessen will return for the final and he also offers guarantees -- as he has shown in this competition, which he's won twice, since he joined from Ajax in 2016. 


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