21-Year-Old Dayot Upamecano Ran The Show For RB Leipzig Vs Atletico Madrid, He's Destined For The Top
Dayot Upamecano's performance for RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid on Thursday night proved why he is one of football's top youngsters.
Tyler Adams' late strike sealed the win for Julian Nagelsmann's side - but the name on everyone's lips was Upamecano.
@BnSComps picked out the Frenchman's best bits and they are a joy to watch. Check them out below.
Dayot Upamecano vs Atletico Madrid:
Tackle Success: 100%
Dribble Success: 100%
Passing Accuracy: 92%
Joint-most Touches: 99
Joint-most Clearances: 5
Ground Duels Won: 6/7
Aerial Duels Won: 3/4
Wow :fire:#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/1YKoKIhMPO
- Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 13, 2020
The 21-year-old put in a dominant display in central defence and showed off the perfect blend of skill and strength when dealing with Atletico's forwards.
Diego Costa was kept quiet while Alvaro Morata's introduction also didn't faze Upamecano.
Fans around the world watched Upamecano's performance in awe and they think he's destined to be one of the best.
Let's all take a moment to appreciate Upamecano's performance last night :clap: pic.twitter.com/zgKRIPaGJN- 433 (@433) August 14, 2020
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Just 21-year old Dayot Upamecano manhandling Diego Costa.- Formation (@TheFormationUK) August 14, 2020
It was some performance from him last night! :clap::fire:
What an immense performance this was by Dayot Upamecano tonight. The 21 year old CB didn't put a foot wrong and absolutely bullied Atletico all night long.- EiF (@EiFSoccer) August 13, 2020
For those who had never seen him play, this performance is a perfect example of why he's so highly rated. Sky's the limit. pic.twitter.com/tvhx4N2ftB
Dayot Upamecano has been immense at the back. What a performance. What a centre back.- FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) August 13, 2020
Incredible. :fire::clap: pic.twitter.com/kzrzcS4ZTW
With a $42 million release clause that reportedly activates in 2021, you have to think a host of top European clubs will be keeping an eye on Upamecano this year.
Victory for Leipzig sets up a mammoth semi-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.
They took the lead against Atletico through Dani Olmo, with the Spaniard's flying header catching Jan Oblak off guard.
Diego Simeone's side equalised 20 minutes later via a penalty from Joao Felix.
The substitute had won the spot kick after being hauled down by Lukas Klostermann when through on goal.
Adams then popped up with a deflected effort in the 88th minute to seal victory for the Bundesliga side.
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