Valencia stopper Diego Alves' amazing penalty saving record

Diego Alves is a penalty king. The goalkeeper has faced 45 spot kicks in all competitions for Almeria and current side Valencia, and saved an incredible 22 of them. Only 21 were scored, with one off target and one hitting the crossbar.

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Against Atletico Madrid on Sunday afternoon he saved two penalties in the same game, first denying Antoine Griezmann and then Gabi.

Despite his heorics, Valencia went down 2-0, with Griezmann opening the scoring and Kevin Gameiro netting a late second, sending Atletico top of La Liga for the time being.

The goalkeeper was not happy with the defeat. "I don't care about the penalty saves," he said afterwards. "I always say when penalties saved help the team win I’m happy, but I'm not when we lose.”


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