PSG: Donnarumma on point

PSG: Donnarumma on point

Publish on 09/14 at 11:00


PSG's number one goalkeeper since the arrival of coach Christophe Galtier in the summer, Italy showstopper Gianluigi Donnarumma pulled off a stunning save to give his club victory over Brest in Ligue 1 Uber Eats Round 7 action at the weekend.

Paris Saint-Germain's third-straight clean sheet - and third win - against Stade Brestois 29 on Saturday was largely down to a Gianluigi Donnarumma save. In the 70th minute of play, the Italian international showed his class by stretching majestically to deny Islam Slimani's penalty. A brilliant save by the goalkeeper - not a miss by the Brest striker.

Depending on the trajectory of the ball, the shot on the Parisian goal had an expected goal value of 0.9904, so it had a 99% chance of hitting the target. But Donnarumma was not to be counted out. After a feint to his right, the former Milan man unfolded his 1.96-metre frame to pull off a truly stunning save.

The most effective goalkeeper this season

This little miracle confirmed the rise of the giant Italian goalkeeper in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Since the start of the season, he is the keeper who has notched the most clean sheets (4), while also posting the best save percentage (85.7%). Nearest rivals Matz Sels (78.1%) and Mory Diaw (76.7%) are some way behind.

% of saves this season (at least ten saves):
1. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), 85.7
2. Matz Sels (RC Strasbourg Alsace), 78.1
3. Mory Diaw (Clermont Foot), 76.7
4. Alexander Nübel (AS Monaco), 75%.
5. Brice Samba (RC Lens), 73.1

In a Parisian team that often controls the possession, Gianluigi Donnarumma also has good stats in terms of footwork. He is particularly noted for his precision from 6 metres out, with 96.2% of clearances being successful, just ahead of Rennes' Steve Mandanda (95.5%).

Foot clearances from 6 metres this season:
1. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), 96.2
2. Steve Mandanda (Stade Rennais), 95.5
3. Anthony Lopes (OL), 89.5
4. Bingourou Kamara (MHSC), 88.9
5. Marcin Bulka (OGC Nice), 87.5

He is also reliable when participating in open play, with an 88.5% pass success rate. Only Marcin Bulka, a former Parisian, is ahead of him this season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, with 91.3%.

% of successful passes this season:
1. Marcin Bulka (OGC Nice), 91.3
2. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), 88.5
3. Rémy Riou (OL), 81.6
4. Jonas Omlin (MHSC), 81.5
5. Maxime Dupé (Toulouse FC), 81.4