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