Dutch goalkeeper Marco Bizot was in excellent form against LOSC on Saturday (2-0) and has been growing in stature in recent weeks. The 30-year-old glovesman is level with Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG) in terms of a current league-high number of consecutive saves without conceding a goal in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.
Marco Bizot may have needed some time to adapt after his arrival last summer, like many players before him, but he is now a key player in the eyes of the Stade Brestois 29 fans. The 30-year-old Dutch goalkeeper made a huge contribution to his team's 2-0 win at the Francis-Le Blé stadium in Ligue 1 Uber Eats Round 22 action on Saturday, making five saves - including a magnificent one to deny Hatem Ben Arfa. He has now saved the last ten shots he has faced in the league.
Season record in sight
This is the best current run in the top flight (tied with Gianluigi Donnarumma). And this unbeaten streak proves Biztot's rise to prominence, as he was on a six-goal losing streak out of the previous eight shots on target he'd faced before this one.
By making two more goal-free saves in the next Ligue 1 Uber Eats match, Marco Bizot or Gianluigi Donnarumma, who alternates in goal for PSG with Keylor Navas, could break the record for consecutive blocked shots this season (12), which is jointly held by Jonas Omlin (MHSC), Matz Sels (RCSA) and Walter Benitez (OGC Nice).
Longest runs of consecutive saves* without conceding a goal this season:
1. Jonas Omlin (Montpellier Hérault SC): 01/12/2021 - 22/12/2021,12 saves
-. Matz Sels (RC Strasbourg Alsace): 12/09/2021 - 25/09/2021, 12
-. Walter Benitez (OGC Nice): 14/08/2021 - 12/09/2021, 12
4. Walter Benitez (OGC Nice): 22/12/2021 - 14/01/2022, 11
5. Marco Bizot (Stade Brestois 29): 15/01/2022 - ongoing, 10
-. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain): 28/11/2021 - ongoing, 10
-. Alexander Nübel (AS Monaco): 22/12/2021 - 23/01/2022, 10
-. Pau López (Olympique de Marseille): 17/10/2021 - 24/10/2021, 10
-. Paul Bernardoni (with Angers SCO): 22/08/2021 - 12/09/2021, 10
(*only shots on target are counted)