Eder Militao put in a Man of the Match performance for Real Madrid as they beat Osasuna 2-0 on Wednesday to move top of La Liga.
The Brazilian was making his first start for the club since signing from Porto in the summer, with his only other appearance being from the bench.
However, starting at centre-back alongside skipper Sergio Ramos, he produced an assured display as he helped the team keep a clean sheet and stop Osasuna having a single shot on target.
The 21-year-old made four clearances, won three aerial duels and made two tackles throughout the match, whilst also finishing with an impressive 85.3% passing accuracy (via WhoScored).
Whilst Militao could be replaced by regular centre-back Raphael Varane for their crunch derby against Atletico Madrid on Saturday, his performance will certainly give manager Zinedine Zidane food for thought.
It will also give him confidence, knowing that should either Ramos or Varane pick up an injury, he has an able deputy who should only get better given his age.
His performance certainly impressed the Real Madrid fans, many of whom took to Twitter after the game to heap praise on the Brazil international. Here is what some of them were saying about Militao’s performance…
Militao played phenomenal so well deserved! 🔥
— Thijs vd Wetering (@ThijsvdW180) September 25, 2019
Well deserved…Varane should be wary of such performance!!!
— Umar Chawai (@UmarChawai) September 25, 2019
Not shocked . I loved his play today
— Anderson (@Anda_jero) September 25, 2019
Militao should get more minutes
— Alii Abdi (@CaliiNeero) September 25, 2019
He must start again on weekend
— Gevaarlik#10 (@gevaarlik21) September 25, 2019
And also better than varane
— adriel theodore (@adrieltheodore) September 25, 2019
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