The amount of attacking talent on display during the Napoli-PSG Champions League match was staggering. On one side you had Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Julian Draxler and Ángel Di María; on the other Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, José Calléjon and Marek Hamsik.
But the best player on the pitch in Naples on Tuesday was defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
There are only a handful of players on the planet who can consistently alter games with their combination of vision, creativity and passing technique, but it should come as no surprise that they all ply their trade at Europe’s most feared attacking sides: Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic, PSG’s Neymar and Marco Verratti, Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara and James Rodriguez.
When Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo began reaching unprecedented levels of scoring about a decade ago, football writers around the world began struggling to come up with new superlatives to describe their brilliance.
We know now that Messi and Ronaldo are two of the greatest to have ever played the game, completely deserving of whatever praise can be bestowed upon their footballing genius.
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