UEFA.com runs the rule over the goalkeepers to find out who performed well or below expectations on matchday one, and wonders which players might be worth considering in the future.

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Eleven of the 32 participating teams kept clean sheets (five on Tuesday, six on Wednesday), with seven of those coming at home and four away. If you selected Barcelona’s Marc-André ter Stegen (€6.0m) then you would have been rewarded with 12 #UCLfantasy points – the highest return from a goalkeeper. In addition to his clean sheet against Dortmund, the German stopper also saved a penalty and made four saves, significantly boosting his total.

Speaking of saves, there were a number of goalkeepers who topped up their matchday one scores in this way, reminding #UCLfantasy managers that shot-stopping can be a significant source of points. Valencia’s Jasper Cillessen (€5.0m), Ajax’s André Onana (€5.0m), Andrei Lunev (€5.0m) of Zenit, Leipzig’s Péter Gulácsi (€4.5m), Juventus No1 Wojciech Szczęsny (€5.5m) and Crvena zvezda’s Milan Borjan (€4.5m) all received two extra points for making at least six saves. With the exception of Onana, all have a home fixture on matchday two, which should increase their chances of a clean sheet.

It was an inauspicious start for the cheapest playing goalkeeper in Benfica’s Odisseas Vlachodimos (€4.0m). He returned just one point, but #UCLfantasy managers would do well to keep faith with the budget enabler at this early stage.

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