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UEFA Champions League Team Of The Week- Matchday 4

johnsongabriel 11/26/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League saw 6 teams booked their places in the knockout stages of the competition with two matches left to play. A total of 45 goals were scored across the 16 fixtures. Atalanta defeated Liverpool at Anfield to give us the biggest shock of matchday 4. Erling Haaland brace against took his tally to 16 goals in 12 champions matches making the quickest to reach 15 Champions League goals in history. Manchester United maintained their 3 points lead in group H with a convincing win over Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The list of the already qualified teams for round 16 includes Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Sevilla

Real Madrid keep their hope of qualifying fir the round 16 stages with a 2:0 away win at Inter milan who Arturo Vidal sent off View pictures in App save up to 80% data. PSG secured a 1:0 home win over RB Leipzig, with Neymer converting from the spot.

Many players performed very well in matchday 4 but it id impossible to put all together in a team. However, below is my UEFA Champions League team of the week for matchday 4 lined up in a 4-4-2 formation.

GoalKeeper - Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

Manuel Neuer GK View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The German goalkeeper was exceptional against Salzburg. He made 10 saves against the Austrian champion. He acted as a sweeper once and made 13 recoveries

Defenders - Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Oscar Mingueza(Barcelona), Zaidu Sanusi (Porto)


Juan Cuadrado (RB) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The Colombia international continues to impress at the right-back position despite being a forward. He assisted both goals in Juventus win over Ferencvaros. He won 7 duels in the match, made 1 interception and 5 recoveries.

Oscar Mingueza (CB) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The Barcelona youngster was given his first profesional start after Gerard Pique suffered a long term injury against Atletico Madrid. He put in an assured performance against Dynamo Kyiv. He completed 86 passes with an accuracy of 93%, he made 6 interceptions and 3 recoveries. He assisted Martin Braithwaite for the second goal of the match.

Thiago Silva (CB) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The Brazilian has been exceptional since his summer move to Chelsea. Against Rennes he had the most passing accuracy of (95%). He made 6 interceptions and 6 recoveries.

Zaidu Sanusi (LB) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The Nigeria international put in a man of the match Performance against Olympique Marseille. He scored 1 goal from 3 shots on target. He made 2 successful tackles, 6 interceptions and 7 recoveries

Midfielders - Jadon Sancho (Borrusia Dortmund), Bruno Fernándes (Manchester United), Lars Stindl (Borrusia Monchengladbach), Dušan Tadic(Ajax)


Jason Sancho (RM) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Jason's form seems to have dropped this season after his failed summer transfer to Manchester United. But against Club Brugge he was at his very best, scoring one goal and assisting one. He created the most chances(5) in the match. He completed 2 dribbles and made 7 recoveries

Bruno Fernándes (CM) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Fernándes contribution to United since his move from Sporting CP in January of last year is immeasurable. Against Istanbul Basaksehir, he yet again displayed his goal scoring exploit from the midfield with 2 well taken goals. He created 3 chances and made 4 recoveries

Lars Stindl (CM)

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Dušan Tadić (LM)

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The Serbia international was at his creative best against Midtjylland creating nine(9) chances for his team-mates. He assisted the first and second goals, he won two aerial duels and also made 9 recoveries.

Attackers- Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)


Martin Braithwaite View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

With both Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann rested, Braithwaite gets his first start of the season in all competitions and in all honesty, he didn't disappoint. He put in his best performance in a Barcelona shirt scoring a brace and assisting another in Barcelona away win over Dynamo Kyiv

Erling Haaland View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Haaland became the quickest player to reach 15 Champions League goals in history with his two goals against Club Brugge . The 2020 Golden Ball winner scored a brace against Club Brugge to take his tally to 16 goals in 12 champions matches surpassing the previous record set by Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Roberto Soldado with 7 matches to spare View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

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