Champions League scores, highlights: David De Gea saves Manchester United at Sevilla, Shakhtar tops Roma

The first legs of the Champions League round of 16 came to an end on Wednesday, and nobody on the field stood out more than Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. The star put on a brilliant performance in Spain against Sevilla. Meanwhile, Roma is on the verge of elimination after a loss to Shakhtar.

Here's how it went down:

Sevilla 0, David De Gea Manchester United 0

Manchester United is the favorite over Sevilla to make it to the quarterfinals, and De Gea is the only reason why. The Spanish shot-stopper was a brick wall in his homeland, helping the Red Devils secure a scoreless draw.  United was outshot 25-6, with eight going on frame, all of which De Gea stopped. 

Take a look at this incredible stop by De Gea:

De Gea, arguably the world's best goalkeeper, made a bunch of crucial saves, especially in the first half. Having to defend 12 corner kicks and a bunch of set pieces, it was one of the finest performances of his outstanding career.

And with that, United can put it away in the second leg with a win.

Shakhtar Donetsk 2, Roma 1

Shakhtar came back from a goal down to earn a 2-1 victory at home to Roma, giving the team a slight edge ahead of the second leg.

After Cengiz Under's opener in the 41st minute, Shakhtar scored twice in the second half in a match where it went toe-to-toe with the Italian club on the pitch. 

After Facundo Ferreyra's goal 52 minutes in, Fred scored the winner in the 71st minute with this ridiculous free kick

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