Ruben Dias delivered another incredible performance for Man City as his side reached their very first Champions League final.
On both legs, Dias was imperious in the heart of the defense alongside John Stones as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate.
Kylian Mbappe was silent 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 incredible stats, including three blocked shots and three clearances.
Ruben Dias vs PSG stats
100% tackles won
90% pass accuracy
41 keys in total
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 is, you could say Man City made them look bad, City were fantastic, ”Goldstein told Sports Bar.
“Ruben Dias, my God what a defender he is. Is he the best defender in the Premier League?
“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 forward Darren Bent even tweeted a hilarious photo of Dias showing how the defender is a wall.
The Portuguese defender was signed this summer by Benfica on a £ 65million deal and it is arguably the signing of the season.
He has formed a brilliant partnership with John Stones and in the 20 games they have played together they have kept 13 clean sheets and conceded just eight goals.
Former City winger Trevor Sinclair told talkSPORT: “At the final whistle you see John Stones leaping at Ruben Dias. There is a real partnership there.
“You’re talking about the partnerships of John Terry and (Ricardo) Carvalho, Rio (Ferdinand) and (Nemanja) Vidic, I think that’s one of those partnerships.
“It cost Man City £ 65million and that not only brought a fantastic player and leader to the club, but it also revitalized the one they already had.”