Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak starred as his side played out a goalless UEFA Champions League draw with Real Madrid, leaving both teams with all to play for in next week’s second leg of their quarter-final.
In a repeat of last season’s final, Real dominated for much of Tuesday’s clash at the Vicente Calderon.
But in Oblak, they ran into a keeper in inspired form, with his superb fourth-minute save to deny Gareth Bale, through on goal, setting the tone for a tense evening in the Spanish capital.
The Slovenia international was particularly impressive in the first half as Real spent much of the opening 45 minutes on the front foot.
Atletico came back into the contest after the break, but neither side could find the elusive breakthrough, meaning an intriguing second leg lies in wait at the Santiago Bernabeu next Wednesday.
After failing to beat Atletico in six attempts so far this season, Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa said in the build-up that his side had figured out how to beat their city rivals.
And that looked to be the case in the early stages, with Oblak denying Bale in a one-on-one situation as Real flew out of the blocks.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN