Radamel Falcao reacts to David Ospina's performance vs PSG

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David Ospina was the hero as Arsenal secured a hard-fought point against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The Colombian was picking the ball out of his net after just 42 seconds but made a number of superb saves afterwards to keep his side in the game.

It was Edinson Cavani who saw chance after chance saved by Ospina, including two one-on-ones that he should have scored but was denied brilliantly by Arsenal's goalkeeper.


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So impressive was he against PSG that Arsene Wenger was perhaps vindicated for his decision to start him ahead of Petr Cech.

Indeed, Ospina's speed off his goalline played a vital role in making the saves he did.

Twitter has since reacted to the 28-year-old's impressive display - you can read a piece on that here - but it was Radamel Falcao's tweet about his countryman that's most interesting.

He said: "Just a blind man can not see @D_Ospina1 great skills. Especially today."

Clearly, the former Chelsea striker is a big fan of Ospina.

Henry Winter and Piers Morgan, who have a combined Twitter following of 6.3 million, both hailed the Arsenal shot-stopper following the clash in Paris.

Wenger justified his decision to drop Cech and field Ospina by hailing the latter as "world-class" - and perhaps he's right.

In a pre-match interview, he said: "I think I have two world-class goalkeepers. We analysed last season and this season and I decided to play him tonight, yes."

Ospina also proved Ian Wright wrong with his performance after the Arsenal legend criticised him before the game.

"You can understand if it was the League Cup, with all due respect, but this is the Champions League," he told BT Sport.

"Petr Cech is the No. 1 goalkeeper and I know that Ospina has got to get games but, for me, Ospina knows he's a number two.

"I don't think that Ospina is going to cause too many problems for Arsene Wenger if he's not playing in the first game of the Champions League away to PSG, where, let's face it, they need to get a result from this just to build confidence.

"So he's shown a lot of faith in Ospina again, he's done it against Olympiacos last season and it didn't work out.

"You have to hope it's going to work out today."

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