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Twitter goes mad for Jan Oblak after phenomenal triple save vs Leverkusen

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Atletico Madrid have never been short on world-class goalkeepers.

Manchester United's David De Gea hails from the Atletico academy and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois spent three very productive years on-loan in the Spanish capital.

Remarkably, De Gea is 26 and Courtois is still only 24. Atletico's current No.1 is still only 24-years-old as well, and he's proving to be capable of rubbing shoulders with his predecessors.

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Jan Oblak equalled the goals conceded record for La Liga last season as he only let in 18 goals during the whole campaign, which is less than 0.5 a game.

The Slovenian international has proved to be a mountain between the sticks since moving from Benfica in 2014, and he was at it again against Bayer Leverkusen during the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

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Madrid stunned their German opponents with a 4-2 victory away from home, but they completed a 0-0 stalemate in the return leg at the Vicente Calderon as boss Diego Simeone proved he was happy to settle for what he has.

But, without Oblak's brilliant triple save, it would never have happened.

As you can see by the video below, Oblak thwarts a Leverkusen breakaway after a careless pass from a Madrid defender, and then he manages to stop the two subsequent efforts in quick succession.

Pretty amazing, eh?

Twitter did not take long to appreciate the incredible feat and Oblak rightly earned his plaudits.

Atletico now find themselves in the last eight of the Champions League for the fifth time in as many years and no team will fancy coming up against the tactically astute Simeone.

Or, his brick wall of a goalkeeper.

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