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Monday, November 18, 2013
Soccer Head-to-Head: Who is the #1 GK?
Iker Cassillas vs. Gianluigi Buffon
This is an analysis that will decide who the best Goaltender in the world is.
Cassillas has amazing reflexes, but Buffon had the best reflexes of any Goaltender in the world when he was in his prime. But the question is, who's reflexes are better now? Cassillas has a World Cup to his name, but so does Buffon. Cassillas is backed by 4 star defenders in Puyol, Pique, Sergio Ramos, and Capedivilla. Buffon, however, does not have 4 star defenders. This is just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO close. But, in the end,
Neither player has any known Field Ability.
Cassillas and Buffon are both good at stopping PK's but I've got to give it to Cassillas because of his long stretchability.
This is very close as positioning is a big part of PK's, however, Buffon is more experienced and thus earns the win.
Buffon is just as good as any other keeper whereas, Cassillas possesses real talent in this aspect.