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

Santi Cazorla, Lionel Messi and John Terry all feature in this week’s lineup.

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (left) and Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek in action during the UEFA Champions League match at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (left) and Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek in action during the UEFA Champions League match at the Emirates Stadium.
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Damián Martínez (Arsenal): MADE ONE PARTICULARLY impressive save at an important moment in the game, as the inexperienced 22-year-old proved he is a player that Arsenal can rely upon when necessary.

Aymen Abdennour (Monaco): Put in a commanding display at the back, as Monaco secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, which means their qualification fate is in their own hands on the final day.

John Terry (Chelsea): Looked assured in defence and also proved influential in attack, as Terry’s header put Chelsea in the driving seat against Schalke after just two minutes.

Aleksandr Anyukov (Zenit): The Russian international put in a typically solid display at full-back for Zenit, as they secured a potentially vital 1-0 victory over Benfica

Georgi Terziev (Ludogorets): Looked relatively solid in defence for Ludogorets and scored the all-important equaliser late on to keep the Bulgarians’ faint Champions League hopes alive.

Arda Turan (Atlético Madrid): Was generally quite influential and laid on an assist for one of Mandzukic’s goals, as Atlético ran riot.

Santi Cazorla (Arsenal): Put in an intelligent, composed display, as Arsenal secured a much-needed confidence boost in the form of a 2-0 win over Dortmund.

Willian (Chelsea): One of Chelsea’s more underrated players, Willian put in another accomplished performance on Tuesday night. He was the catalyst for much of their good work and chipped in with a goal to boot.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona): We have long since run out of superlatives for the Argentine superstar, and he conformed to expectations again the other night, hitting a glorious hat-trick, and breaking the Champions League goalscoring record in the process, as Barca strolled to an easy 4-0 win over APOEL.

Sergio Aguero (Man City): An easy choice — Aguero was the difference between City and Bayern, as he masterfully rescued his side from Champions League near-certain elimination.

Mario Mandzukic (Atlético Madrid): The Croatian international showed his poacher’s instincts, hitting an opportunistic hat-trick as Atlético easily overcame Olympiakos 4-0.

Subs: Iraizoz (Bilbao), Chancel Mbemba Mangulu (Anderlecht), Raúl Garcia (Atlético Madrid), Frank Lampard (Man City), Héctor Herrera (Porto), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

Who would you have picked in your team? Let us know in the comments section below.

First published at 16.38

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