Inter Milan’s shot stopper Andre Onana has been named the best goalkeeper in this season’s UEFA Champions League after helping his Italian Serie A club reach the semifinals of the competition.
The former Ajax Amsterdam custodian has been the standout performer for the 2010 champions in their charge towards another semi-final of the prestigious competition for the first time since 2010.
The 27-year-old’s move to Inter this season got him on the lips of a huge number of football lovers across the globe, following incredible performances recorded so far, making him the most impressive keeper in the UEFA Champions League.
The 40 saves in six UEFA champions League games so far is the highest in the competition this season, thus explaining his importance.
Onana, has arguably proven to be one of the very best at the moment as proven by statistics, saving 84.8% of shots, considered to be the highest of any goalkeeper in the champions league this season.
In 22 serie A games played, the prolific keeper has kept eight clean sheets and conceded 16 goals.
It only took Onana a few months to become Simone Inzaghi’s perfect choice at goal after his early days at the club spent on the bench observing Samir Handanovic upon arrival from Ajax Amsterdam.
Onana made his first Champions League appearance in a group stage game against Bayern Munich at home,he conceded two but was largely praised for an impressive performance that outweighed the lapses.
The Cameroonian has won the admiration of English Premier League club, Chelsea who are keen on making a purchase for the keeper as replacement for Kepa or Edouard Mendy.
Andre Onana has got a huge task before him as Inter Milan faces AC Milan in the first leg of the Champions League Semi finals on Tuesday, May 9. His heroics is greatly anticipated in this clash to help Inter stand a chance of making it to the grand finale.
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