It was Christopher Jullien’s 89th-minute header that proved the match-winning moment for Celtic in last night’s Europa League clash against Lazio at Parkhead, but the centre-back and his team-mates would soon owe a huge debt of gratitude to their last line of defence for ensuring that the score remained 2-1.
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In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Celtic struggled to clear their lines as Lazio poured forward in search of an equaliser. The ball dropped to Danilo Cataldi, whose powerful first-time volley looked destined for the top corner of the net. [via UEFA.com]
However, as noted by @CelticFC on Twitter, Hoops goalkeeper Fraser Forster came up with a sublime save, showing incredibly quick reactions to get across and push the ball away to get Celtic over the line.
90+4’ – SAVE!
Forster does it again with a spectacular stop to seal the victory!
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 24, 2019
It was the last of four saves that the 31-year-old made on the night, with the Southampton loanee also doing excellently to thwart Ciro Immobile from close range with the score at 1-1 earlier in the game.
These Celtic fans on Twitter expressed their immense appreciation for Forster after his stoppage time heroics:
The wall is back
— danny (@imortalcelt) October 24, 2019
If we’ve got an option to buy…. trigger it.
If we haven’t…. start negotiating. Big mans worth his weight in gold
— Chris Armstrong (@ChrisArmstr0ng) October 24, 2019
Think big Fraser just nailed the English no 1 spot with that save!!
— Paul Corrigan (@hoops6764) October 24, 2019
Greatest save of all time it will become to be known
— Patrick O’ Kane (@PatrickOKanejr) October 24, 2019
That. Was. Some. Save.
— Peter_M (@PJMCM) October 24, 2019
— draymon tebsin (@glesgabolingoli) October 24, 2019
Announce Forster on a permanent deal pleasexx
— kian mcgrath (@kianmcgrath03) October 24, 2019
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