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Oblak puts up a wall in the red and white goal

Since Leo Messi scored against him Barcelona’s winning goal in last season’s penultimate round, Jan Oblak has not conceded another goal with Atlético’s shirt.

J. Collazos / PHOTO: Alex Marín

It was the 37th round of the 2014-15 League when Jan Oblak conceded his last goal with Atlético’s shirt. It was Leo Messi who, behind a wall with Pedro inside the box drilled the goal defended by our goalkeeper for the last time. Since then, the Slovenian has put up a wall in his goal that has resulted key in the team’s good start of the season.

Oblak accumulates seven consecutive matches without conceding a goal. His streak began in the last match of last campaign against Granada (0-0) and had continuity during the 2015 pre-season. His premiere this summer took place at the new Carlos Tartiere in Oviedo, where the team won by 0-2, and seven days later, was once again a starter against Shanghai SIPG (0-3). The Slovenian did not play minutes in Butarque’s three-team tournament, but he did play at home against Real Sociedad (2-0) and Betis (3-0) in the Ramón de Carranza Trophy final.

The beginning of the official season has not changed the constants of our goalkeeper. Against UD Las Palmas he remained unbeaten (1-0) and in the win against Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán (0-3), he was one of the most prominent players of the team, starring in several worthy saves. In short, three months with a clean slate that have helped us to start the season in a very positive way.