Nigerian-born Musiala outshines Messi, & Mbappe to help Bayern progress
Jamal Musiala has received massive plaudits after helping Bayern Munich dump Paris Saint-Germain out of the champions league on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old midfielder who was born to a Nigerian father was praised for his role as Bayern Munich beat Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe’s PSG 2-0 in Germany.
Musiala shone again just as he did in the first leg when Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in France two weeks ago.
From his composure on the ball, his tackles, his confidence on the ball, and his commitment to helping his team when defending, the Chelsea academy graduate was immense for Bayern.
Jamal Musiala completed 8 dribbles against PSG. Only Noa Lang (12) has completed more in a single Champions League game so far this season.
He was not just the best dribbler, he was the best creator ((most passes in the final third) while sharing the pitch with the great Lionel Messi, and Kylian Mbappe
Jamal Musiala during his time on the pitch vs. PSG:
◉ Most final ⅓ passes (27)
◉ Most take-ons attempted (12)
◉ Most take-ons completed (8)
So silky, so smooth. ✨#UCL pic.twitter.com/X35iojQUEM
— Squawka (@Squawka) March 8, 2023
He was so good that a fan said it is now an insult to compare him with youngsters like Pedri, Jude Bellingham, or Gavi.
Who ever compares Pedri and his midget brother Gavi to Jamal Musiala is not a football fan… pic.twitter.com/VVN80desjn
— TWO TERTY (@Aboa_Banku1) March 8, 2023
So far this season, Jamal Musiala has contributed more goals, and assists (27) than any Bayern Munich player.
After an aggregate 3-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich have now reached the quarterfinal of the 2023 Champions League.