Ruben Dias delivered yet another incredible performance for Man City as his side reached their first ever Champions League final.

Across both legs, Dias has been imperious at the heart of the defence alongside John Stones as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate.


Ruben Dias had a man of the match performance against Paris Saint-Germain[/caption]

Kylian Mbappe was kept quiet in the first leg as he had no shots on goal and Mauro Icardi in the second leg was anonymous in the second.

He had some incredible stats including three blocked shots and three clearances.

Ruben Dias stats vs PSG

100% tackles won

90% pass accuracy

41 total touches

3 clearances

3 blocks

talkSPORT host and Man United fan Andy Goldstein even thinks he’s better than Liverpool hero Virgil van Dijk.

“I thought they were absolutely brilliant. As bad as PSG were, you could argue that Man City made them look bad, City were fantastic,” Goldstein said on the Sports Bar.

“Ruben Dias, my goodness what a defender he is. Is he the best defender in the Premier League?

Van Dijk transformed Liverpool’s defence following his £75m move from Southampton in 2018

“I think he is. I think he’s better than Virgil van Dijk. I think he’s fantastic.”

He added: “This Ruben Dias is a rock. He will die for the badge.”

Former Charlton, Tottenham and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent even tweeted a hilarious photo of Dias showing just how much of a wall the defender is.

The Portuguese defender was signed this summer from Benfica in a £65million deal and it has arguably been the signing of the season.

He has formed a brilliant partnership with John Stones and in the 20 games they’ve played together they’ve kept 13 clean sheets and conceded just eight goals.

Former City winger Trevor Sinclair told talkSPORT: “At the final whistle you see John Stones jump up on Ruben Dias. There is a real partnership there.


Stones and Dias have formed a magnificent partnership at City[/caption]

“You talk about the partnerships of John Terry and (Ricardo) Carvalho, Rio (Ferdinand) and (Nemanja) Vidic, I think this is one of those partnerships.

“He cost Man City £65million and it’s not only brought a fantastic player and leader to the club it has also revitalised one they already had.”


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