Now, this effort was actually given as offside.
But at the time, Virgil van Dijk and the FC Porto striker didn’t know that!
In the first-half of this evening’s Champions League quarterfinal clash, the Dutchman proved why he’s the best centre-back on the planet with a superb piece of covering defending.
Van Dijk used his incredible speed to chase down Jesus Corona and actually stop the attacker from getting a shot off on goal.
Porto had plenty of chances tonight, but thanks to van Dijk, none they necessarily should have scored.
He’s head and shoulders above every defender on the planet.