Tonight’s Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Tottenham saw goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas take centre-stage, with both pulling off a string of incredible saves.
The two sides headed into proceedings locked on 6 points atop the Group H table, with Real understandably labelled as heavy favourites to earn victory tonight and take control of the table.
However, rather surprisingly, it was Spurs who took the lead after 28 minutes, as Harry Kane’s deflected effort came off Raphael Varane to leave Keylor Navas helpless in the Real goal.
It didn’t take long for the Champions League holders to get themselves back on level terms, though, with Cristiano Ronaldo notching his 110th goal in Europe’s elite club competition after Serge Aurier fouled Toni Kroos in the box.
The second half also produced a number of excellent chances for both sides, though Zinedine Zidane’s Blancos had the better of it.
Yet, while the world-class talents of the likes of Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo were once again expected to take centre stage in proving decisive, it was in fact one of each side’s less-heralded stars who took the plaudits.
First off, Hugo Lloris looked near-unbeatable in the Tottenham goal throughout the second 45 minutes, with stunning reaction saves from the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo having kept Mauricio Pochttino’s side alive.
However, Keylor Navas was not to be outdone at the other end, producing a pair of sensational saves of his own from two Harry Kane efforts.
The scores eventually ended level, with social media loving every second of what they had witnessed:
Navas with a couple of worldie saves to keep things level. Battle of the keepers!
It remains #RMATOT 1-1
— StanJames.com (@stanjames) October 17, 2017
— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) October 17, 2017
Keylor Navas and Hugo Lloris have been superb so far today
— Abdul (@certifiedopeboi) October 17, 2017
Two absolute world class saves from Navas and Lloris against two of the best strikers in the world. Some tie, this
— Alex Terrell (@alxterrell) October 17, 2017
Great result and performance from @SpursOfficial. Two remarkable goalkeeping performances from Lloris and Navas kept it tight. 💙👏🏻⚽️
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) October 17, 2017
Lloris and Keylor Navas were the difference
— Rey (@FigoMadridismo) October 17, 2017
Lloris and Navas were wonderful tonight, that leg save from Hugo one of the best I’ve ever seen #UCL
— MattyShaun (@MattyShaun) October 17, 2017
#RMATOT Men of the match…. Lloris & Navas 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿
— Michael Otadende (@MichaelOtadende) October 17, 2017
FULL-TIME: Navas 1 1 Lloris#UCL
— MikeThePundit (@MichaelImianvan) October 17, 2017