Claudio Bravo is back and in what way. The national goalkeeper finally made his debut in the 2023/24 season and did so in the game Real Betis against Glasgow Rangers, for the first game of the Europa League. The victory went to the Scots, but the Chilean was a figure and stood out.
Brilliant and unrepeatable marking, as well as an average that leaves security in his presence and his conditions, made Bravo one of the few standouts in the defeat against the Rangers.
Statistics site Sofascore rated Claudio Bravo with a score of 7.2, surpassed only by Rodri Sánchez (7.6), Marc Roca (7.4), Isco (7.4) and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (7.3).
The Chilean goalkeeper was on the field for 90 minutes and made four saves, one goal conceded, 1/1 aerial duels won and 17 precise passes out of 32 in total.
Now, and after Bravo’s performance on his return, there are doubts about the Chilean team. The goalkeeper returned to the field after an absence of several weeks and showed no lack of football. Eduardo Berizzo will have to consider whether to nominate the goalkeeper for the third and fourth qualifying rounds.
When was Claudio Bravo’s last game?
The former La Roja captain had not played a league game since June 4, 2023, the final matchday of the last La Liga season, when Betis drew 1-1 with Valencia.
Who are La Roja’s nearest rivals?
After the draw against Colombia, La Roja will return to the field in October for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Chile hosts Peru on the third day (Thursday 12) and visits Venezuela on the fourth day (Tuesday 17).