Germany kept their World Cup ambitions alive with a tense 1-1 draw against Spain, which means a win over Costa Rica in their final game will likely be enough to advance them to the knockout rounds after a shocking loss to Japan in their first game.
Musiala was particularly impressive in the game, as the 19-year-old Bayern Munich star completed nine successful dribbles, the highest figure of the tournament so far, and played a big part in Germany’s late equalizer.
Fans have lauded the young midfielder, with one calling him a ‘generational talent’ who will ‘probably be on the same level as Lionel Messi.’
There were numerous similarities to the Argentine legend, with some claiming Musiala’s dribbling to be the best they had seen from a 19-year-old since Messi.
Others thought Kylian Mbappe was a better parallel, implying that the French striker now had a “strong opponent” for the Ballon d’Or in the coming years.