Elegant, merciless and getting better: Mahrez is an underrated genius | Barney Ronay

Elegant, merciless and getting better: Mahrez is an underrated genius | Barney Ronay

The Guardian

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The forward was not just graceful against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, he was disciplined and fearless

There was a funny, slightly gruesome moment with 72 minutes gone at the Etihad as the players of Paris Saint-Germain publicly fell apart, a team playing through a mist of frazzled entitlement, unable to process the looming spectre of their own defeat.

Marco Verratti, fresh from a sly dig at Phil Foden as he lay on the floor, set off after the ball, stubby legs pounding the turf, a man in search of a slice of flesh. Unfortunately for Verratti the ball was heading for Riyad Mahrez, the coolest man in Manchester.

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