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Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Our latest XI is made of up players from Spain, France, Germany, England and Portugal.


France Soccer Champions League Source: Christophe Ena

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) - The Belgian stopper kept PSG at bay on several occasions in a performance described as “phenomenal” by his manager Jose Mourinho.


Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - First Leg - FC Basel v FC Porto - St. Jakob-Park Source: Pedro Correia

Danilo (Porto) - Porto’s Brazilian right-back, reportedly a target of Man United and Liverpool, was a threat going forward and scored from the penalty-spot.

Gerard Pique (Barcelona) - Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi will have grabbed the headlines but their team-mate didn’t put a foot wrong during a commanding display at centre-half.

Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen) - At the heart of Bayer Levekusen’s backline, the Bosnian was assured while keeping Mario Mandzukic, Arda Turan and Fernando Torres quiet.

Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) - The Spaniard made a return to the Real Madrid starting line-up after sitting out their win over Deportivo and was solid on his first appearance in the competition this season.


Britain Soccer Champions League Source: AP/Press Association Images

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) - Defensive midfielder Kondogbia showed Arsenal what they are missing with a fine performance screening the Monaco defence. The Frenchman also got his name on the scoresheet.

Paul Pogba (Juventus) - He is one of the most-wanted players in the world right now and Pogab continued to prove why in Juve’s win over Borussia Dortmund.

Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Levekusen) - 21-year-old Turkish international Calhanoglu fired in the winning goal against Atletico Madrid to further enhance his growing reputation.


Spain Soccer La Liga Source: AP/Press Association Images

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - Due to the incredidbly-high standards Ronaldo has set for himself, three games without a goal is now described as a “drought”. Against Schalke, he ended that with a header on 26 minutes before setting up Marcelo for their second.

Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco) - The Bulgarian has never been the most mobile but he proved his worth with a goal at the Emirates. The former Tottenham man will have been particularly pleased to score against old North London rivals Arsenal.

Luis Suarez (Barcelona) - Another former Premier League striker back on English soil proved the star man as Suarez struck twice to put Barcelona in control against Man City.

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