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LaLiga's spot-kick super stopper: Diego Alves

With his save in Leganés on Sunday afternoon the Valencia keeper entered the record books with the most penalty saves in LaLiga history
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LaLiga's spot-kick super stopper: Diego Alves
JuanJo Martín EFE

Diego Alves made penalty save number 17 this morning against Leganés in Butarque. Today's stop means the Valencia goalkeeper has saved 17 spot-kicks in his playing time in LaLiga and surpasses the previous record of 16 held by Andoni Zubizarreta.

It was Alves himself who conceded the penalty and the 31 year old Brazilian was able to redeem his error and keep Valencia's lead in a game which they went on to win 1-2.

Diego Alves has faced 39 penalty kicks in his time playing in Spain in Laliga. 20 have resulted in goals, 2 have been missed and the Rio de Janiero born stopper has saved 17.