Keylor Navas delivered for Paris Saint-Germain in the team’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg fixture against Barcelona.
The Catalan giants created a fair share of key goal-scoring opportunities, but Navas did what he could to hold Barca to a mere one goal scored.
On the match, Navas recorded nine saves and stopped a penalty attempt from Lionel Messi.
This standout performance from Navas earned him Champions League man of the match honors.
🔴🔵 Keylor Navas denied Barcelona on numerous occasions & saved a penalty from Leo Messi in a top goalkeeping display 🥇
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 10, 2021
Navas is also nominated for the Champions League player of the week award.
After the match, Navas thanked God.
“Thank God we overcame a very complicated qualifying round. Happy for the team’s performance and for being able to dedicate an important save to Sergio and all his family in a hard moment for them. Allez Paris!”
Gracias a Dios superamos una eliminatoria muy complicada. Feliz por el papel del equipo y por poder dedicar una parada importante a Sergio y toda su familia en un momento duro para ellos…
Allez Paris! pic.twitter.com/sd8Tb5bMis
— Keylor Navas (@NavasKeylor) March 10, 2021
Navas simply continues to showcase on why he is one of the greatest Champions League goalkeepers in recent years. From his time with Real Madrid to now with PSG, the Costa Rican goalkeeper keeps on delivering for clutch saves and key overall showings in this competition.
Navas once again will be playing in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, which he helped PSG reach this stage of the competition last season.
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