CONCACAF Player of the Week: Keylor Navas

The Costa Rican goalkeeper shut out Atletico Madrid as Levante pulled off the shock 2-0 victory.
CONCACAF Player of the Week
Keylor Navas
AGE 27
POSITION Goalkeeper

Levante 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Levante was expected to be a mere speed bump on Atletico's road to a surprise La Liga title. However, Keylor Navas put up an impenetrable wall, keeping a clean sheet and helping his club to a 2-0 upset. The Costa Rican goalkeeper made seven, count 'em, seven saves, keeping Arda Turan, Raul Garcia, Toby Alderweireld and the rest of the Champions League finalists from getting their names on the scoresheet.

Navas has shined on the grandest stages, his previous POTW award coming after a standout performance against Barcelona, and is increasingly drawing the attention of clubs and columnists in Spain. "He's a goalkeeper who dominates all the records, and (Saturday) he made a catalog of all his qualities," wrote Julian Burgos in AS.

The Tico showed his reflexes and his general command of the match. Without Keylor Navas, we might still be looking at a pretty normal picture in La Liga. While Atletico may still finish strong and win the title, Levante made things interesting. For his role in that, Navas is our CONCACAF Player of the Week.

Congratulations to Keylor Navas, Goal's 21st CONCACAF Player of the Week winner!

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