Keylor Navas continued to make a strong case this season to be one of the greatest goalkeepers in UEFA Champions League history.
The Costa Rican goalkeeper orchestrated multiple fine performances for PSG over its Champions League campaign this season. He went on to record three clean sheets and had superb outings against the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Navas was essentially racking up saves with relative ease against some of the best attackers in the sport this season. And as pointed out by Opta, Navas totaled for an astounding 54 saves over the Champions League this season, which is the second-most in a single campaign dating back to the 2003-2004 season.
54 – Keylor Navas has made 54 saves in the Champions League this season, the second-highest tally for a goalkeeper over a single campaign since Opta analysed the competition (2003/04) behind Petr Cech in 2011/12 (58). Crucial. pic.twitter.com/8mlopCqA4J
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Without Navas, PSG may not have held on to its 4-1 tie lead against Barcelona and may have ended up collapsing against Bayern in the quarterfinal round. He simply delivered for PSG time and time again, which helped in persuading club officials to sign him to a multiyear contract extension deal.