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Jens Lehmann




In his own mind, Lehmann is ready to make the step up and displace Oliver Kahn as the Germany no 1 keeper. Coach Ribbeck does not agree.

Won the Uefa Cup with Schalke in 1997 saving an Ivan Zamorano penalty during the shoot-out against Inter Milan which decided the final. Was briefly at AC Milan, but left for Dortmund when he realised he could not replace veteran keeper Sebastiano Rossi.

Made his international debut in 1998 and has argued on many an occasion that he is superior to Kahn. His case for replacing the respected keeper wasn't helped by a mistake in the recent 1-1 draw with Switzerland when he let a 30 yard shot from Hakan Yakin slip under his body.

Impressed in the Uefa Cup against Rangers this season, laying on Dortmund's last-gasp equaliser after a Schmeichel-esque foray upfield, and then becoming the penalty shootout hero with three fine saves.

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