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Lucescu: Juventus ace Douglas Costa a match for Mbappe

Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu says Juventus ace Douglas Costa has the talent to match PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.

Costa proved the matchwinner at Champions League rivals Lokomotiv Moscow this week.

Lucescu, who coached Costa at Shakhtar, said: “Douglas Costa, in terms of quality, has no reason to envy Mbappe at PSG.

“The other day he scored a beautiful goal in the Champions League, but he's got the quality to score goals like that every game.

“Trust me, I know," added the 74-year-old, who brought the Brazilian to Europe during his successful tenure at Shakhtar."

He added, “He's a very generous player, he prefers to make an assist than score himself."

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