Colombia star James Rodriguez declares ‘love’ for Arsenal keeper David Ospina after Copa America penalty shootout heroics

Colombia captain James Rodriguez pronounced his ‘love’ for team-
mate, and brother-in-law, David Ospina following his match winning saves against Peru in the Copa America quarter-finals.

The Arsenal reserve keeper made the definitive save in the penalty shootout to send Jose Peckerman’s side into a semi-final clash against either Mexico or Chile.

Ospina also rescued Colombia in normal time with a superb save from Christian Ramos’ goal-bound header before denying Miguel Trauco with an acrobatic stop from his foot in the subsequent penalty decider.

James Rodriguez embraces his team-mate David Ospina as Colombia reach the Copa America last four

James Rodriguez embraces his team-mate David Ospina as Colombia reach the Copa America last four

The Arsenal keeper made an acrobatic save to deny Peru's Miguel Trauco in the penalty shootout

The Arsenal keeper made an acrobatic save to deny Peru’s Miguel Trauco in the penalty shootout

Real Madrid superstar James goes to congratulate Ospina - who is also his brother-in-law

Real Madrid superstar James goes to congratulate Ospina – who is also his brother-in-law

Real Madrid superstar Rodriguez, who is married to Ospina’s sister, branded his brother-in-law – who lost his place to Petr cech at the Emirates last season – as ‘the best’.

‘He’s a great, I hope he’s here for us many more times,’ he said. ‘I love him a lot, he knows that. Today and always he’s been there. I think he’s the best.