Simon Mignolet sets record as Club Brugge qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League

As OptaJoe reported, Simon Mignolet’s 14 saves across two matches against Atletico Madrid is a record for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) since 2003/2004. Mignolet remains unbeaten in this years competition, having kept clean sheets against Porto and Bayer Leverkusen on top of the consecutive matches against the Spanish side.

Club Brugge managed to qualify for the last 16 with two matches to spare thanks to their 0-0 draw away from home. The side appeared to have a penalty in the 42nd minute, however VAR overruled a foul on Canadian winger Tajon Buchanan, who was then controversially booked by Dutch referee Danny Makkelie.

Mignolet then denied the hosts on multiple occasions as the pressure on the Belgian champions increased following a second yellow for Kamal Sowah. Club will face Porto in the next UCL match, who beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 away from home. Leverkusen then travel to the Jan Breydal for the final group game on the 1st of November.


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