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Courtois’ key saves to secure Decimocuarta crown

NEWS STORY. 17/10/2022

The Player of the Match in last season’s Champions League final landed the Yashin Trophy as the top-performing goalkeeper in 2022.

Thibaut Courtois collected the Yashin Trophy as the best goalkeeper in 2022 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony. France Football recognised the Belgian’s outstanding form during the 2021/22 season, which featured some fine performances as he played a key role in Real Madrid’s trophy triumphs in the Champions League, LaLiga and the Spanish Super Cup.

The hero as the team captured the club’s Decimocuarta, Courtois clocked up 52 appearances and showcased his immense talent between the sticks in the ties against PSG, Chelsea and Manchester. He was named Player of the Match in the final after keeping Liverpool at bay with some stunning saves as Real Madrid ran out 1-0 winners, courtesy of Vini Jr.’s strike.

One of the key factors in the club’s 35th LaLiga title was the side’s defensive solidity. Courtois’s saves helped Real Madrid to end the season with one of the competition’s meanest backlines (31 goals conceded). The Belgian also turned in some standout performances in the Spanish Super Cup, in which he saved a penalty in the final against Athletic.

Video.Courtois’ key saves to secure Decimocuarta crown