Keylor Navas gave way to Sergio Rico at half-time in the match between PSG and Strasbourg this Saturday in Ligue 1. A precautionary measure to offer him rest before the Champions League quarter-final next Tuesday against Bayern Munich.
A slight shiver may have run through the spines of PSG supporters when they discovered the images of Sergio Rico warming up during half-time in the match against Strasbourg this Saturday. The Spanish goalkeeper finally replaced Keylor Navas as soon as he returned from the locker room.
If the fear of seeing the Costa Rican be the victim of a physical glitch before the quarter-final return of the Champions League against Bayern (next Tuesday from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1) exists, it is not. According to information from Canal +, Keylor Navas left the field as a precaution.
No risk taken by Pochettino
Largely in the lead at half-time on the lawn of La Meinau (3-0), PSG seems to be heading towards a quiet victory. In order to better prepare for the return match against Munich, Mauricio Pochettino’s staff did not want to take any risks after seeing Keylor Navas face some mild muscle pain. In this situation and before the European meeting, the decision was taken to launch his usual understudy Sergio Rico.
This measure to preserve Keylor Navas before the duel against Munich shows the importance of the 34-year-old goalkeeper within the Ile-de-France group. Author of ten saves on the way to Bavaria, the Costa Rican was one of the heroes of PSG’s victory.
>> PSG-Bayern, it’s Tuesday April 13 from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1