Never forget when Virgil van Dijk showed the world how to stop Kylian Mbappe on the counter

Bayern Munich could not deal with Kylian Mbappe on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

The lightning-quick striker tormented the German side’s defence on the counter in the Allianz Arena, scoring two goals in a memorable 3-2 win.

Mbappe’s pace was simply too much for Bayern to handle and Hansi Flick’s side have now been left with a sizeable mountain to climb next week in the French capital.

To be honest, there is absolutely no shame whatsoever in being bested by Mbappe, a world-class player who will one day win the coveted Ballon d’Or award.

The Frenchman’s speed with the ball at his feet is almost superhuman as well and many of the world’s finest defenders have failed to get anywhere near him over the past few years.

Mbappe in action

Well, apart from Virgil van Dijk…

During a UEFA Nations League encounter between France and Holland in 2018, the Liverpool man showed the world how to stop Mbappe in full flow on the break.

This video needs to be on repeat in the Bayern dressing room before next Tuesday’s clash in Paris!