Socceroo keeper the hero in Europa League QF

​Socceroo star Mat Ryan was the hero overnight, saving two late shots to keep his Club Brugge in the tie drawing 0-0 in their first leg Europa League quarter-final against Dnipro on Thursday night.

VIDEO: Ryan saves Brugge in Europa League

Playing in front of their home fans, Brugge went into the game with confidence, but Ryan had a scare after just five minutes going down in pain after stretching to prevent a corner and landing on his shoulder.

The Socceroo hero signalled he was fine to carry on and he completed the game. 

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Right on half-time he had another scare, failing to collect a corner but Dnipro were unable to profit and Kalinic missed his header.

Mat Ryan in goals for Club Brugge in the Europa League.

But Ryan showed his class with two minutes of regular time left. Dangerous striker Konoplyanka unleashed a thunderbolt, but the former Mariner dived across to push it behind for a corner and save his side from conceding.

And he was at it again in time added on, denying another counter from Dnipro as they went in search of the all-important away goal by using his legs to block another dangerous effort. 

The game itself was a niggly affair with numerous yellow cards. 

Brugge have it all to do now in the away tie in the Ukraine. 

Club Brugge are chasing a historic treble, having already won the Belgian Cup, while currently leading the domestic league.