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Euro 2016 | SPAIN

De Gea beats Banks' record: 450 minutes without conceding

The Spain and Manchester United goalkeeper has gone 450 minutes without conceding a goal. Only De Gea, Buffon and Neuer are yet to concede at Euro 2016.

De Gea is Spain's number 1

De Gea is Spain's wall. The number 1 for the Spanish side hasn't let in a goal in the five competitive matches he's played, which started with a qualifier for Euro 2016 against Luxembourg on 12 October 2014. 

De Gea beats Banks' long-standing record

That means he's been unbeaten for 450 minutes, taking the record from Gordon Banks, who went 442 minutes without conceding in 1966. 

De Gea has broken Banks' record.
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De Gea has broken Banks' record.

After Luxembourg came Macedonia and Ukraine, and no goals conceded. And with Spain at Euro 2016 he's faced the Czech Republic and Turkey in the tournament taking place in France. And he's yet to see the net ripple behind him. 

De Gea saves against the Czech Republic
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De Gea saves against the Czech RepublicVASSIL DONEVEFE

Torbe case: no impact on the field

After the shock of the Torbe case in the days leading up to Euro 2016 some were even speculating De Gea might be leaving the Spanish camp, but he gave a press conference to confirm that was definitely not the case. And he showed in the matches that the reports haven't unsettled him, making two vital saves against the Czech Republic. Yesterday though against Turkey he had nothing to do: he didn't make a single save. 

De Gea, Buffon and Neuer: unbeaten

With his two clean sheets at Euro 2016 he's one of only three unbeaten keepers in the tournament, alongside Buffon and Neuer. 

Casillas on the bench

De Gea's outstanding record in competitive matches also puts to bed any doubts over the Spanish goalkeeping position. De Gea is performing and Casillas has been an exemplary substitute in the first two games at the tournament. De Gea is Spain's number 1. 


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