PSG won on Wednesday at Bayern in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (3-2). Thanks to a double from Mbappé, but also to the stops of Navas. The proof in video, and in stats.
He had disgusted Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann and the others, he put it back on Wednesday against Müller and his gang. Already monstrous a few weeks ago during the knockout round of the Champions League between PSG and Barça (1-1), Keylor Navas again released an XXL performance this Wednesday evening against Bayern in the quarter-final first leg ( 3-2 victory). As usual, one would be tempted to say.
If the German champion has only scored two goals while shooting 31 times, it is not only due to a lack of skill. It is also because he came across a phenomenon.
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A benchmark in the competition
For the Costa Rican, the match started off with a bit of success, when in the second, Choupo-Moting’s header crashed into his crossbar. The rest is just talent … and reflexes. In front of Müller (10th), Goretzka (19th), Pavard (20th), Alaba (53rd), or Choupo (69th).
In total, Keylor Navas – powerless on both goals – has therefore released ten saves on the twelve shots on target from Bayern. Since Opta recorded Champions League data (2003-2004), no goalkeeper has done better in a quarterfinal. Only Manuel Neuer did the same, against Real Madrid in 2017.
Statistics still, it is also the first time that a goalkeeper has made nine or more saves in two consecutive C1 games since 2012-2013 and the return of Paris to the competition.