The Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina did his reputation no harm whatsoever today, with his heroics in goal playing a huge part in putting his country into the semi-finals of the Copa America for the first time since 2004 and setting up a possible meeting with his Arsenal team mate Alexis Sanchez, whose Chile side face Mexico in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
If that does happen then Sanchez will have to be at his best to get the better of the in form Ospina, who is having a great tournament so far. The Arsenal man was on it again in the quarter-final against Peru and he needed to be, as Colombia struggled to produce much on the attacking side of things.
In fact it was a pretty lacklustre game which ended without a goal and was settled on penalties, with Ospina producing a fine save from Peru’s third which proved crucial. It nearly didn’t go to penalties, though, as Peru had a great chance to win it in the dying minutes and would have done so if not for superb work from our Gunner.
With Arsene Wenger facing the decision about whether Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny should be the back up to Petr Cech for Arsenal, the Colombian’s performances in America must surely have him leading the race, but can Szczesny hit back with Poland at Euro 2016?