Chelsea starlet produces superb wonder save

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Chelsea do not play the first-leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Turkish champions Galatasaray until week. However, one of their loanees was busy starring in the competition last night.

Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, who many already to be regard as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, was crucial for Atletico Madrid as he produced what can only described as a wonder save during their match against AC Milan at the San Siro.

Courtois, who has yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea and has been on loan at the Vicente Calderon 2011, has won many admirers during his successful stint in La Liga and his impressive record continued on Wednesday.

With the scores at 0-0 just 20 minutes into the game, the hosts looked as if they were certain to break the deadlock as the surprisingly impressive Adel Taarabt produced a magnificent cross to fellow midfielder Andrea Poli who subsequently glanced a header towards goal.

Rather than seeing the ball nestle nearly in the bottom corner, however, Courtois flew across his goal with wonderful agility and proceeded to tip the ball onto the right-hand post with his fingertips.

Such a saved prove vital, as a second-half goal from Diego Costa saw the Spanish title hopefuls put one foot in the quarter-finals.

Check out footage of Courtois' amazing save above - with thanks to The Metro for bringing it to our attention.

What do you think should happen to Courtois at the end of the season?

Should Jose Mourinho bring him back to Chelsea to replace Petr Cech or should he still be behind him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge?

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