Manchester City reached the Champions League final with an impressive 2-0 win against PSG on Tuesday night, with Pep Guardiola’s side superb throughout the entire game.
After earning a 2-1 win at Les Parc des Princes last week, City were favourites to reach the final in Istanbul but still needed to produce a professional display to see off Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
It was comfortable in the end, as Riyad Mahrez’s brace ensured that City would lead 4-1 on aggregate, before PSG lost their heads again, with Angel Di Maria sent off for stamping on Fernandinho, whilst the likes of Marco Verratti, Danilo Pereira and Presnel Kimpembe all could’ve seen red for some shocking tackles in the final 20 minutes.
Whilst the Algeria international will rightly steal plenty of the limelight for his two goals, Kyle Walker also produced an incredible display at right-back, one that should not go unnoticed.
As per SofaScore, the former Spurs defender would earn an impressive 8.1/10 rating for his display, with only Mahrez (8.8) earning higher.
The England international was given the task of keeping Neymar quiet, as he was playing on the left-wing, and the superstar Brazilan got very little out of Walker.
During the game, the 30-year-old right-back would not be dribbled past once, whilst he also contributed three clearances, three interceptions and six tackles.
For comparison, in the Champions League so far this season, Walker has averaged 1.5 clearances, 1.3 interceptions and 2.2 tackles, which emphasises just how good he was at the Etihad on Tuesday night.
The “incredible” Walker completely dominated at right-back from a defensive perspective, winning 11/12 of his duels during the game, resulting in a superb 92% success rate, which was even better than the success rates of Ruben Dias and John Stones, who were both exceptional at the back.
Neymar meanwhile, was able to complete just 4/7 dribbles during the game, whilst he won just 8/20 of his duels and also lost possession 22 times, which emphasises that Walker clearly had the better of him during the game.
The Englishman still contributed in an attacking sense too, as he completed both of his dribble attempts, whilst also playing one key pass and 41/48 of his passes, resulting in a superb overall display.
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