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Manuel Neuer kicks ball at his own face during Germany game

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Right now, there aren't many - if any - better goalkeepers around than Manuel Neuer.

The giant German shot-stopper often is involved in more of the action outside his penalty area than in it, such is the strength of the players in front of him for both club and country.

He had another quiet evening last night as Germany took on the Czech Republic as part of the latest set of World Cup qualifiers.

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The world champions ran out 3-0 winners with goals from Thomas Muller (2) and Toni Kroos to go joint-top of Group C with surprise package Azerbaijan.

The Czech team had just one shot on target throughout the full 90 minutes so you can't blame even someone as experienced as Neuer to lose concentration at one stage while his teammates were dominating their opponents down the other end of the pitch.

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As good as his shot-stopping is, Neuer is also renowned for his ability with the ball at his feet but as the video below proves, even the best can still embarrass themselves on the big stage.

The 30-year-old had a moment to forget towards the end of the game when a stray ball actually found a way past the German keeper.

He attempted to recover the ball by bouncing it off the back of the net, only for it to massively backfire and inadvertently smack Neuer plum in the face.

To the Bayern Munich keeper's credit, he tried to style it out but it even drew a laugh from Alan Parry, who was commentating on the game.

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