It's said that goalkeepers can represent as much as half of the team's worth and power, which was demonstrated in the first two matchweeks of ADNOC pro league, where three keepers managed to maintain a clean sheet for 180 minutes, while others delivered fine performances and lived up to the occasion when called into action.
Last season's golden glove winner Ali Khusaif could keep a clean sheet in Al Jazira's first two fixtures against Al Dhafra and Ittihad Kalba helping his team earn their first 4 points in the campaign with a victory and a goalless draw.
Shabab Al Ahli's Majed Nasser also defended his net perfectly throughout the first two rounds. The veteran shot-stopper was instrumental in his team getting the full mark out of their first two games with two consecutive victories over Emirates and Ajman.
Sharjah's Adel Al Hosani was the third goalkeeper to go 180 minutes without conceding a goal as his side relished a perfect start to their campaign with wins over Ittihad Kalba and Al Dhafra.
Two other goalkeepers stole the spotlight in the second matchweek, as Khorfakan's Ahmed Dida gifted his side a precious point with a draw against Al Wasl when he managed to save Fabio Lima's penalty, meanwhile Al Ain's Khalid Eissa helped his side claim a comfortable win over Emirates by saving a penalty kick and maintaining a clean sheet in the same round.
Despite conceding goals in the first two rounds Emirates' Ali Saqr remains the goalkeeper with the most saves in ADNOC Pro League as he has made 16 saves in his side's first two encounters.