The Senegalese star barely tested as he joined Santiago Canizares and Keylor Navas at an exclusive club
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy tied the Champions League blank sheet record on Saturday after Manchester City became the latest team to frustrate the massive Senegal international.
City failed to pass the 29-year-old in 90 minutes and lost 1-0 in the final, with Kai Havertz scoring the game’s only goal just before half-time.
It was the Blues’ second Champions League crown and, while there are a lot of heroes on their squad, few have done as much to clinch the title as the man between the posts.
History made in Porto
Mendy’s shutout against City was the ninth he has managed in the Champions League this season.
Only two goalkeepers have reached that number in a single campaign, meaning the Chelsea star is joining an extremely exclusive club.
The two previous record holders left their mark with the Spanish teams: Santiago Canizares for Valencia in the 2000-01 competition and Keylor Navas for Real Madrid in 2015-16.
Mendy, however, is the first goalkeeper to record nine clean sheets in his very first Champions League campaign.
We also have to thank the Chelsea rearguard, who allowed City only one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes and made Mendy’s job much easier than one might have expected before. kick off.
Mendy arrived at Stamford Bridge in late September 2020, amid concerns over the form of former number one Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The former Rennes goalkeeper quickly settled into his new home and became Chelsea’s undisputed first choice, racking up 44 appearances in all competitions, including Saturday’s final.