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Soccer Saturday: Navas makes impressive save vs. Nantes; Herediano takes lead in Costa Rican final

It has been at least a week since we shared a Keylor Navas highlight, and we’re here to rectify that issue.

Below you can watch highlights from Wednesday’s 2-0 victory for PSG over Nantes. Navas, the Costa Rican goalkeeper, made four saves for his French club.

Fast-forward to the 2:55 mark to see Navas’s most impressive stop of the night — a reaction save from a header that the ‘keeper managed to deflect off the crossbar.

Just another typical day at the office for the pride of Costa Rica (and one of the world’s best goalkeepers).

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Club Sport Herediano earned a comfortable 2-0 victory over Liga Deportiva Alajuelense on Wednesday in the first leg of the 2019 Apertura second-round final.

Francisco Rodríguez scored a brace for “El Team” in the 14th and 33rd minutes — with some help from goalkeeper Adonis Pineda, who could have done better in both instances.

Watch the highlights below:

The return leg of this second-round final is Sunday in Alajuela. If “La Liga” can come-from-behind and win on aggregate, it will be crowned 2019 Apertura champions.

If Herediano holds on to defeat Alajuelense, both teams will advance to a “Gran Final” to determine the 2019 Apertura winner. Alajuelense has that advantage because it finished atop the regular-season fixture.

Kickoff Sunday is at 3 p.m. at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.


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