Real Madrid 2 – Deportivo Alaves 0: Three takeaways from another clean sheet

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Real Madrid’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on July 10, 2020. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

What more can we say about Thibaut?

The stats speak for themselves.

Even with Ramos and Carvajal missing due to suspension and Vazquez playing as the right-back, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not miss a beat. He has now kept six clean sheets in the eight matches since returning from the suspension of play due to the pandemic and looked comfortable throughout this match.

After Joselu’s header rang off the Real Madrid crossbar in the third minute and the follow up was cleared off the line by Casemiro, Courtois made four quality saves and maintained his confidence.

We are seeing a world class season from the Belgian and he is one of the biggest reasons Real Madrid is four points ahead of Barca right now. If the Zamora trophy is not his, I don’t understand the award whatsoever.

Although Jan Oblak is also having a great season, it is nearly impossible at this point to deny Courtois the award. Thibaut is allowing .58 goals per 90 minutes which is staggeringly better than last season where he allowed 1.33 per 90 minutes.

Oh and by the way, he has kept a clean sheet in 55 percent of his league appearances. I can’t believe how great he has been.

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