The last line of defence: the shot-stoppers, the sweeper 'keepers; even the first point of attack in some cases!
While the most enjoyed action tends to occur at the other end of the pitch, goalkeepers certainly have their moments too.
Looking back on City's historic 2020/21 Champions League adventure, there was plenty for our 'keepers to be proud of.
En route to our first European Final in 51 years, City earned an impressive record of clean sheets, conceding just one goal before the quarter-final stage, thanks to a rock solid defence and some excellent shot-stopping.
Relive some of City’s best saves from our 2020/21 Champions League campaign in the latest episode of our Top Five series, via the video above...