This time, the savior Keylor Navas could only see the damage. Savior of Paris Saint-Germain on multiple occasions this season, whether in Ligue 1 or in the Champions League, the Costa Rican goalkeeper was disillusioned on Wednesday night at the Parc des Princes against Manchester City (1-2). And yet, the week had started well for the main protagonist who had extended his lease at PSG for a season until June 2024.
The former Real Madrid goalkeeper could therefore calmly approach this semi-final against the Citizens, with the desire to shine once again in the Champions League. Unfortunately, not everything went as planned for the last Parisian rampart. If the latter was vigilant on an attempt by Bernardo Silva at the start of the match (21st), the rest was much slower.
Keylor Navas guilty on De Bruyne’s equalizer?
His poor recovery at the foot after half an hour of play gave Parisian players and observers a cold sweat (31st). Formerly, Navas managed to infuse this serenity so essential to his people in crucial matches. But against Manchester City, the person did not manage to distill good vibes to his partners. His groping on the equalizer of De Bruyne (1-1, 64th), attests: Keylor Navas is in a day without.
Ironically, the Costa Rican international can only see the damage on Mahrez’s free kick, betrayed by the duo Paredes, Kimpembe who allows the leather to clear its way (1-2, 71st). Could a Keylor Navas have been able to postpone this strike from the Algerian international? The debate on the issue remains open. As if to remind that he is still one of the best in his post, the interested party responds to a nice strike from Phil Foden late in the game (87th). A disappointing performance which earned it a rating of 4 on our site. On Wednesday evening, Keylor Navas did not don his superhero costume. And PSG sank with him …