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Watch: Barcelona's Jasper Cillessen Produced A Sensational Save Last Night

Watch: Barcelona's Jasper Cillessen Produced A Sensational Save Last Night

Is Jasper Cillessen the best second-choice goalkeeper in world football today? The Netherlands shotstopper has had to play second fiddle to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen ever since he joined Barcelona but is more than up to standard when he does get the nod, as he showed last night.

The former Ajax man was in between the sticks at the Mestalla for the Copa Del Rey semi-final second leg against Valencia last night as Ernesto Valverde's side did the business and progressed to the final thanks to a 3-0 aggregate win.

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Philippe Coutinho bagged his first goal in Blaugrana colours in the 49th minute before Ivan Rakitic added a second eight minutes from time.

It was fairly routine for the La Liga leaders in the end, but they needed a stunning save from Cillessen to keep the score at 1-0 in the 73rd minute.

Sergi Roberto was skinned down his side and a teasing cross was nodded back into the path of Jose Gaya, who was free in the six yards box.

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It was a golden opportunity for the Spaniard to level matters, but just as the home supporters were about to leap out of their seats and celebrate, Cillessen produced an incredible one-handed save to deny Gaya.

The speed of reaction, coupled with the strength he showed in his right hand, is simply sensational and had fans in awe on social media:

The best reaction to the save belonged to captain Andres Iniesta, who was spotted describing the stop to Ter Stegen on the bench.

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Topics: valencia, Football News, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, FC Barcelona, Football, Jasper Cillessen, Copa del Rey, La Liga

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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