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Brazil icon Roberto Carlos hails Luke Shaw Euro 2020 masterclass as England star grabbed two more assists in Ukraine win


ROBERTO CARLOS has applauded Luke Shaw after his brilliant display against Ukraine in Rome.

The Brazil legend took to Instagram where Shaw had expressed his delight with the 4-0 win.

Roberto Carlos shared his admiration of Luke Shaw's performance

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Roberto Carlos shared his admiration of Luke Shaw’s performance

He posted a photo of him and his team-mates celebrating at the Stadio Olimpico with the caption: “What a night! All eyes on the semis.”

In response Carlos posted several clapping emojis, showing even the greatest full-backs of all time are in awe of Shaw’s performances.

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Carlos, 48, reached the World Cup final on two occasions, lifting the trophy in 2002.

He made 125 caps for Brazil and was part of the Galacticos side at Real Madrid, for whom he scored 43 goals.

With Madrid he won La Liga on four occasions and has three Champions League titles to brag of, so Shaw should be buzzing at the recognition paid to him.

And Shaw, with two assists on Saturday night to set-up Harry Maguire and Harry Kane shortly after half-time, put in a performance reminiscent of Carlos.

Like the Brazilian, Shaw marauded up and down the left-wing and posed a threat throughout, and he now has the second-most assists in the tournament,

Carlos is often remembered for a remarkable free-kick he scored against France, when he managed to curl the ball around the wall and into the bottom corner.

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Shaw’s inch-perfect free-kick against Ukraine presented Maguire with the perfect opportunity to head in, which the centre-back did in style.



Shaw now has three assists at Euro 2020

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Shaw now has three assists at Euro 2020

And the Manchester United left-back also received praise from his England team-mates.

Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson and Bukayo Saka all posted fire emojis in the comments.

While Maguire wrote: “Thanks for the present.”

And Declan Rice added: “Some player you” along with a heart emoji.

Declan Rice, Harry Maguire, Bukayo Saka and Jordan Henderson praise Shaw's performance

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