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On the spot: Mandanda on penalties

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When it comes to saving spot-kicks, Stade Rennais FC 'keeper Steve Mandanda is the second-most successful goalkeeper in Ligue 1 Uber Eats since the 2007-08 season. Here is a closer look at the France international's statistics in this exercise.

Steve Mandanda has been one of the most successful goalkeepers in recent seasons, although he has often been derided by fans for his penalty record during his time at Olympique de Marseille. In Saturday's 1-1 draw with Stade Rennais FC, the keeper saved his 12th penalty in the top flight by denying Axel Disasi's attempt, ending a run of seven consecutive scored penalties against him. While Mandanda has been less effective in this area recently, only Benoit Costil has been more successful in saving spot-kicks in Ligue 1 Uber Eats since the 2007-08 season (16 penalties saved).

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60 penalties faced

The new Rennes keeper's statistics should be put into perspective, however, as he sits second on the ist of number of penalties faced (60). As a result, among goalkeepers who have saved at least seven penalty kicks since the 2007-08 season, the France international only has the ninth-best percentage of saves (20%). Former Stade de Reims goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic leads the way with 37% of penalties saved, just ahead of ex-Monégasque glovesman Danijel Subasic (36%). Fourth-best current percentage By contrast, if we focus only on 'keepers currently playing in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Steve Mandanda is in the top five in this statistical category. Although still second only to Benoit Costil, now at AJ Auxerre, in the penalty save department, the Stade Rennais number 30 is the fourth-most effective penalty-saver. With a 20% save rate from the spot, he is only ahead of Strasbourg's Eiji Kawashima (50%), as well as Auxerre's Benoit Costil and Nicolas Penneteau of Reims (25%). Goalkeepers' penalty statistics since the 2007-08 season: Penalties faced: Benoit Costil: 65 Steve Mandanda: 60 Stephane Ruffier: 53 Baptiste Reynet: 50 Anthony Lopes: 45 Rémy Vercoutre: 40 Alban Lafont: 40 Cédric Carrasso: 39 Paul Bernardoni: 36 Benjamin Lecomte: 34 Penalties saved: Benoît Costil: 16 Steve Mandanda: 12 Cédric Carrasso: 10 Baptiste Reynet: 10 Danijel Subasic: 8 Mike Maignan: 8 Predrag Rajkovic: 7 Ali Ahamada: 7 Nicolas Penneteau: 7 Walter Benitez: 7 Alban Lafont: 7 Anthony Lopes: 7 Stéphane Ruffier: 7 Percentage of saves: Predrag Rajkovic: 37% Danijel Subasic: 36% Ali Ahamada: 33% Mike Maignan: 31% Cédric Carrasso: 26% Benoît Costil: 25% Nicolas Penneteau: 25% Walter Benítez: 25% Steve Mandanda: 20% Baptiste Reynet:  20% Alban Lafont: 18% Anthony Lopes: 16% Stéphane Ruffier: 13%

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