Wojciech Szczesny Makes Miraculous Save to Help Roma Through to UCL Last 16

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2015
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Szczęsny's save for Roma earlier. https://t.co/u0uIHnr6HW

An important save, in more ways than one.

Given Bayer Leverkusen were on the way to picking up a point in their match against already-qualified Barcelona, Roma needed a point from their home game against BATE Borisov on Wednesday night to qualify for the Champions League round of 16.

With the scores standing at 0-0 with 20 minutes to play, up stepped goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

BATE's Mikhail Gordeichuk had the goal at his mercy, but the Arsenal loanee made a miraculous recovery to deny the Belarusian what would have been the winner.

Roma, of course, held on to register a goalless draw which saw them scrape through to the knockout stage.