The Battle De Gea- Courtois, Followed by Real Madrid Scouters

The Battle De Gea- Courtois, Followed by Real Madrid Scouters


On Monday evening we could see a great match between Chelsea and Manchester United for the FA Cup quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge. The Blues won the game (1-0) thanks to a shot from outside the box executed by Kanté. The Red Devils played with ten players because Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half, so Chelsea controlled the game. This clash was also important for Real Madrid because we could see another battle between De Gea and Courtois, both candidates to replace Keylor Navas in the goal.

The Costa Rican goalkeeper was angel and devil in the last game against Betis with his mistakes and the great save in the very last minute of the game. So all the eyes were put in Stamford Bridge where Thibaut Courtois and David De Gea showed again their great skills.

The battle was won by David De Gea. The Spaniard had a lot of work and he did amazing saves, especially in the first half, keeping the ball away from the net. However, Kanté finally could beat him at the beginning of the second half with a shot from outside the box. De Gea’s performance was great once again.

Thibaut Courtois had less work to do, but he did it right. Especially when Rashford headed into the goal dribbling Cahill but the young English striker found Courtois. As a great goalkeeper, he had to participate few times but he did it well.

Real Madrid scouters were paying attention to the game because both are in Los Blancos agenda. De Gea looked an easier target for Florentino Pérez, but Courtois has always been among the best goalkeepers in the world so he could be another option. At the moment, the big question mark is about who will be in the goal in the next fixture of Real Madrid, Kiko Casilla or Keylor Navas.