Brazilian midfielder Casemiro is the man who is being hailed as the man of the match, and the key component in Zinedine Zidane’s side’s 2-1 win away in Paris.
With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric deemed not quite fit enough to start, along with Gareth Bale, extra responsibility was placed on Casemiro to contain PSG’s talented midfield, and he managed to do it without really breaking sweat.
Not only did the 26-year-old mop up just about everything that faced him tonight, but he also managed to get on the score-sheet, nabbing the winning goal with ten minutes remaining to put the cherry on top of his masterful performance.
His imposing display hasn’t gone unnoticed by onlookers watching at home:
Casemiro has been absolutely superb again
— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) March 6, 2018
On the other hand Casemiro has been sensational. Pure silk.
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) March 6, 2018
Super covering again by Casemiro, when seemed Cavani was about to make it 2-2 on night.
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) March 6, 2018
Casemiro is the best DM in the world. Don't give me shit about no Busquets.
— Un Prophète (@mediocentroEN) March 6, 2018
Super Casemiro. What a man.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) March 6, 2018
Casemiro is man of the match and there's nothing you or Cavani can do about it! 😎🔥
— OMAR 👑 (@Omar__cr7_) March 6, 2018
Casemiro was class all round.
— H. H. Katsina (@HawwaKT) March 6, 2018
Casemiro outdone Busquets legacy. What a player.
— Sam (@SIMPLYMARTlAL) March 6, 2018
Casemiro has a great game, he is the best player on the pitch today controlled the whole midfield before Kroos came in and give him a hand #PSGRMA
— Sir__Benzene® (@Itz_Benzene) March 6, 2018
Casemiro is really the best DM.
— PETER (@ok_its_peter) March 6, 2018
What a player Casemiro was tonight.
Thats how a defensive midfielder plays Xhaka!
— Sujay Kulkarni (@Sujaaaaaay) March 6, 2018
Is Casemiro the world’s leading defensive midfielder at the moment?
What do you think?