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Demba Ba nearly scores amazing goal off opening kick

So. Close.

Demba Ba is the one Besiktas player that Arsenal are familiar with. After all, they played against him several times in the Premier League, but nothing could have prepared them for his trying to score off of the opening kick.

Nobody could possibly be crazy enough to try scoring off the opening kick. Certainly not in a Champions League qualifier. Nope, no chance Ba would be so insane.

But insane he is, and brilliant he is too. And Wojciech Szczesny just had to ruin all the fun with the save.

Had that shot gone in, UEFA would have been compelled to rule the tie over and declare Besiktas the winner by TKO.