Keylor Navas out to keep the record that Zidane lost
At 33, Keylor Navas continues to play like a kid. The goalkeeper will face a new Champions League knockout tie on Wednesday, a stage in which, when he has played, he has been undefeated.
The Costa Rican has been at Real Madrid since 2014. In the first season, with Iker Casillas the starter, he only played the group stage matches against Basel (0-1 win) and Ludogorets (4-0 win). He didn't play, therefore, in the semifinal defeat against Juventus.
From 2016 to 2018, Real Madrid won three consecutive Champions Leagues with him in goals, so he didn't lose any knockout ties in this time either.
In 2018, Thibaut Courtois signed for Madrid. The Belgian took a place in the eleven, although Keylor Navas started the Champions League as the starting keeper, Courtois ended up being the starter in the fateful knockout tie against Ajax.
With PSG this season, Keylor Navas has taken care of Borussia Dortmund, and now Atalanta await, who Keylor will hope to maintain this fabulous streak against.
His great numbers in the Champions League are not only reserved for the knockout ties. The goalkeeper has played 46 matches in the European competition, with a balance of 32 wins, nine draws, and only five defeats.