Countdown to UEFA Europa League final: Best saves of the tournament

As we prepare for the final of the UEFA Europa League, we pick out the best saves from the tournament so far...

The final of the 2018-19 season of the UEFA Europa League is almost upon us. The summit clash will see English giants Chelsea take on fellow London side Arsenal at Baku this Thursday.

It is said a great save from a goalkeeper is worth as much as a goal and so it proved on countless occasions during the Europa League this season as well.

As we build up to the exciting clash, here is a selection of the best saves from the 2018-19 season for you to relish.

The video features several terrific saves as the men under the posts grabbed the limelight, for a change, with incredible show of reflexes and presence of mind.

Several top goalkeepers like Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga and Napoli's Alex Meret all feature in this selection, having produced their best under the sticks.

Some of the saves were of crucial nature and were potential gamechanging moments, like Kepa's save in the semi-final penalty shootout from Gonçalo Paciência's spotkick which virtually helped Chelsea reach the final in Baku.

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