UEFA Champions League Team of the Week: Matchday 4

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UEFA Champions League Team of the Week Matchday 4

UEFA Champions League Team of the Week: Matchday 4


Tottenham Hotspur wrote the headlines with a stunning dismissal of defending champions Real Madrid in a triumphant 3-1 victory on Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund failed to make up ground following Real Madrid’s slip-up by drawing with APOEL at home, while Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich continued their strong run of recent form with a 2-1 win over Celtic.

Premier League outfits Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool all recorded important victories, though domestic champions Chelsea were a shambles in their 3-0 loss to Serie A side Roma.

Barcelona and Juventus were surprisingly held to draws by brave efforts from Olympiakos and Sporting Clube de Portugal, respectively, though both sides will still fancy their chances of qualification in Group D.

Continue reading for our UEFA Champions League Team of the Week for Matchday 4.


UEFA Champions League Team of the Week


UEFA Champions League Team of the Week


Goalkeeper


uefa champions leagueSilvio Proto – Olympiakosuefa champions league

The veteran goalkeeper stood defiantly against the powerhouse of Barcelona, making six saves to help the Greek Superleague side keep a clean sheet in a 0-0 stalemate.


Defenders


uefa champions leagueJakub Rzezniczak – Qarabag FKuefa champions league

One of the many brave defenders in Qarabag’s credible 1-1 draw away to Atletico Madrid, winning four tackles, three interceptions and seven clearances.


UEFA Champions LeagueCarlao – APOEL Nicosiauefa champions league

Made decisive contributions at both ends of the pitch in APOEL’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund; dealt with his defensive responsibilities astutely, winning three tackles, blocking two shots and making five clearances, and got an assist for Mickael Pote’s equalising strike.


UEFA Champions League Layvin Kurzawa – Paris Saint-Germainuefa champions league

A hattrick from a full-back? There’s not too much to complain about regarding the Frenchman’s inclusion after he became the first defensive player to score three goals in a UEFA Champions League match.


uefa champions leagueKieran Trippier – Tottenhamuefa champions league

Read the game well with four interceptions and took no risks against a dangerous Real Madrid attack with five clearances, and set up Dele Alli’s first goal with a pinpoint cross.


Midfielders


uefa champions leagueDanilo Pereira – FC Portouefa champions league

An all-round display from the Portuguese international in FC Porto’s 3-1 win over RB Leipzig, winning three tackles and four interceptions as well as providing an assist and heading home from Alex Telles’ in-swinging free-kick.


uefa champions leagueMarlos – Shakhtar Donetskuefa champions league

The Brazil-born Ukraine international scored a classy brace against Dutch champions Feyenoord. The first was punishment for a wayward clearance by curling a shot from outside the box, while the second was a display of ice-cool composure and exquisite finishing.


uefa champions leagueDele Alli – Tottenhamuefa champions league

Dele Alli continues his prolific run with Tottenham by netting an important double against back-to-back European champions Real Madrid, and put a shift in by laying on four tackles en route to a 3-1 win at Wembley.


Attackers


UEFA Champions LeagueStephan El Shaarawy – AS Romauefa champions league

Opened the scoring against the champions of England in emphatic fashion when his outside-of-the-boot volley rocketed past a despairing Thibaut Courtois, and was alert to pick up the scraps from a Chelsea miscommunication at the back to double his tally and drive Roma to three points.


uefa champions leagueRaheem Sterling – Manchester Cityuefa champions league

There was once a time when the England international was criticised for his finishing, but Raheem Sterling has got off to a flyer this campaign with 10 goals in 11 appearances. He added another against Napoli when his low-driven shot beat Pepe Reina to seal a lively performance and guarantee qualification to the knockout stages for the Sky Blues.


UEFA Champions LeagueNeymar – Paris Saint-Germainuefa champions league

Simply unplayable against an Anderlecht side that never had a hope against the French giants. The Brazilian finished the game with four key passes, eight dribbles, three tackles and put the icing on the cake with a sensational curling effort from outside the area.


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