Where in the world is Manuel Neuer? Episode 1

Today’s answer is Augsburg; or, more importantly, about 35 yards from his own goal, doing his damnedest to make sure “Sweeper Keeper” is too subtle a label to apply to his ambition.

During today’s first half, Neuer compensated for his team’s strict adherence to Arrigo Sacchi’s 25-yard rule with this nice piece of defending, winning a ball and then holding off Tobias Werner while his defense regrouped …

Otherwise known as another match day in the life of one of the world’s most curiously positioned defenders.