Newell’s defender Victor Lopez makes a brilliant goalline save v Universidad de Chile


Newell’s defender Victor Lopez makes a brilliant goalline save v Universidad de Chile

Tuesday night brought the latest round of fixtures in the Copa Libertadores, and arguably the most impressive result of the night saw Newell’s Old Boys register a 2-0 away win at 2011 Copa Sudamericana champs Universidad de Chile.

Maximiliano Rodriguez (18) and Martin Tonso (83) did the damage for Newell’s up-front, while defensively the visitors maintained a clean sheet thanks to brilliant late goalline save from defender Victor Lopez.

With just a couple minutes of the match remaining, a La U attack was repelled by a terrific double save from Newell’s keeper Nahuel Guzmán.

Guzmán saves were excellent, but they also resulted in the goalie exposing his net following his double stop. Yet La U were unable to capitalise as Newell’s veteran centre-half Victor Lopez made a fabulous stop on the line to kill off the Chilean attack.

Watch Victor Lopez’s brilliant goalline save below.


B101 Writer