Madridistas bid farewell to Keylor Navas with a standing ovation

19 May 2019

Keylor Navas will depart Real Madrid this summer and Los Blancos‘ supporters bid farewell to the 32-year-old goalkeeper after the team’s 2-0 defeat to Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.

In an emotional moment after the referee’s final whistle blew, the fans applauded the Costa Rican who immediately returned the ovation.

Madrid‘s supporters acknowledged his contribution to the team’s three consecutive Champions League trophies as Keylor was the only player to escape the jeers after yet another unconvincing performance against the Andalusian side.

His relationship with the team went through plenty ups and down as he started as Iker Casillas‘ back-up before becoming one of the best goalkeepers in Europe, though this season he has once again been relegated to the bench in favour of Thibaut Courtois.

Zinedine Zidane is keen to bet on Courtois as his starting shot-stopper for the 2019/20 campaign, while his son Luca is expected to be promoted to the first team as the Belgian’s No.2.

Following the fans’ standing ovation, Keylor‘s family joined him on the pitch to take a farewell photograph in what is his final game at the Bernabeu.

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