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PSG left back Layvin Kurzawa went from looking like Lionel Messi to looking like a Sunday League player in the matter of seconds.
Kurzawa was starting for the Ligue 1 champions in the Champions League last 16 game against Borussia Dortmund, with Erling Haaland stealing most of the headlines.
There was time for someone else to grab some of the spotlight though and the 27-year-old did it with a run so exquisite it could only be brought down by a pass so horrendous:
Kurzawa what a guy! From 100 to 0 pic.twitter.com/q7FO4mw0du- it's me:star::star: (@billybatzz) February 18, 2020
Beat a host of opponents :white_check_mark:- Goal Malaysia (@Goal_MY) February 19, 2020
Dribble down the wings :white_check_mark:
Cut inside :white_check_mark:
Pick out your teammate :x:
Watch Layvin Kurzawa's eventful run from PSG's 1-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the @ChampionsLeague! :sweat_smile:#UCL #BVB #PSG pic.twitter.com/FIrWII5gCD
Layvin Kurzawa from Messi to worse than De Sciglio in few few secs.. https://t.co/RA3poVxK3e- Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuveEN) February 18, 2020
Layvin Kurzawa just dribbled past three Dortmund players, outmuscled and glided past all of them, and made a brainless cross-field pass that went out at the halfway line for a BVB throw-in.- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) February 18, 2020
If there was any singular play that could define Kurzawa, it would be that right there.
The former Monaco defender has only started nine games in Ligue 1 this season and it was also only his second game in Europe in this campaign.
He was linked with a move to Arsenal in January and his contract at the Parc des Princes expires in the summer, and he's not expected to sign a new deal.
Whilst Kurzawa was going viral for all the wrong reasons Haaland was doing so for all the right reasons, once again.
In his first game in Europe for his new club the Norwegian bagged a brace to give the German's a 2-1 lead going into the second leg, after Neymar scored for the visitors.
His stock continues to rise at incredible rates and he only cost Dortmund 20 million euros in January, by the time he leaves he's likely to be worth a lot more.
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