The Champions League returns this week ahead of a unique mini-tournament held exclusively in Portugal 🇵🇹

The acclaimed league of champions was forced to halt live action in March, but returns with a 16-day football feast in August, akin to a World Cup or European Championship knockout stage.

To kick-start proceedings, there will be four last-16 second legs to be determined, played at the home grounds, including Manchester vs Real Madrid. Already through to the quarter-finals are RB Leipzig, who eliminated Tottenham Hotspur, as well as PSG, Atletico Madrid and Atalanta.

Current champions Liverpool were put to the sword by a frustrating Diego Simeone-inspired Atleti at Anfield just before football’s break (due to the pandemic) .

The six-time holders had chances aplenty but came unstuck at the opposite end of the pitch, with deputy ‘keeper Adrian having a night to forget.

The stand-in Spaniard produced a howler to allow Marcos Llorente to bring Atleti back into the contest, while Jan Oblak had a storming game, highlighting just how important a solid goalkeeper really is.

With that considered, we’ve taken a look at the men between the sticks in the race for this season’s Golden Glove.

Goalkeepers with most clean sheets: Champions League 2019/20 season

Position

1)Keylor Navas (psg) {5 clean sheets} 630 minutes played

2) Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) {4 clean sheets} 630 minutes played

3) Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) {4 clean sheets} 750 minutes played.

4) Andre Onana (Ajax) {3 clean sheets} 540 minutes played.

5) Alex Meret (Napoli) {3 clean sheets}540 minutes played.

6) Peter Gulacsi (RB Leipzig) {3 clean sheets} 694 minutes played.

7) Paulo Gazzaniga (Tottenham Hotspur) {2 clean sheets} 360 minutes played

8) Ederson (Manchester city) {2 clean sheets} 495 minutes played.

9thThibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) {2 clean sheets} 495minutes played.

10) Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) {2 clean sheets} 540 minutes played.

(Correct as of 07:00am 05/08/2020)