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Compilation Of Joao Cancelo Vs Borussia Monchengladbach Shows Why He Is The Best Full-Back In World Football

Compilation Of Joao Cancelo Vs Borussia Monchengladbach Shows Why He Is The Best Full-Back In World Football

A Joao Cancelo compilation has highlighted the Manchester City star's phenomenal Champions League performance as fans have branded him the best full-back in world football.

The 26-year-old Portuguese right-back was snapped up from Juventus in 2019 as part of a £27.4m deal plus Danilo to Juventus.

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Cancelo struggled to establish himself as Pep Guardiola's first-choice right-back ahead of Kyle Walker in his first season in the Premier League.

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However, the former Juventus and Inter Milan star has thrived as a versatile full-back and showed what he is capable of from the left-back position on Wednesday.

City travelled to the Puskas Arena in Hungary for their first-leg round-of-16 clash against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bernardo Silva fired City into the lead in the first half after a superb cross from Cancelo.

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Cancelo cuts in onto his right foot before swinging in the perfect cross, with Silva superbly running to meet the ball and his bouncing header beating Yann Sommer with ease.

A fan has now produced a compilation to highlight Cancelo's stunning performance against Monchengladbach.

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Cancelo's transformation at left-back has left many fans in awe as they took to social media to praise the Portugal international.

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"Cancelo is shaping up to be one of, if not, THE best full-backs in world football," one fan tweeted.

While another posted: "I've been shouting this. Cancelo is the best full-back in the league. Man even plays midfield."

Someone else wrote: "Cancelo and Pep are creating a new full-back role right before our eyes."

A fourth fan added: "Cancelo is such a brilliant crosser of the ball, best full-back in world football."

And a fifth said: "Cancelo has [sic] went from a disappointing signing to the best full-back in the league in one season. Sensational player."

Gabriel Jesus doubled City's lead in the second half as Guardiola's side put themselves in a strong position ahead of the second leg.

City will host Monchengladbach at the Etihad for the return leg on the 16th March.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BT Sport

Topics: Manchester City, UEFA, Premier League, England, Germany, Joao Cancelo, Champions League, Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga

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