Team of the Week

Champions League Team of the Week: Dembele, Giroud and Neymar on fire

The front three were in sensational form and effectively decided the matches for their respective teams

8:00am on Thursday 3rd December 2020
Paul Macdonald

The Champions League saw plenty of special attacking performers this week as we once again saw plenty of goals.

The likes of Romelu Lukaku (8.7) and Alvaro Morata (8.7) both provided defining moments for their respective teams but could get near our starting XI, mainly thanks to the exploits of one Olivier Giroud.

The stand-in Chelsea forward took advantage of a rare outing from the start to score four goals from just five shots on goal to earn a Perfect 10 FC Rating to lead our line.

Either side of him he has able support from Neymar (9.5), whose two goals at Old Trafford helped keep PSG's Champions League hopes alive, and Ousmane Dembele (8.6) who produced one of his best performances for Barcelona, completing five dribbles and scoring a penalty in the win over Ferencvaros.

In midfield we move Fabinho (8.0) up from his defensive position to sit deep in our formation, with Raphael Guerreiro (8.1) who scored the opening goal in Dortmund's draw with Lazio.

Completing the trio is Irfan Kahveci (9.7), who may be struggling to believe how he scored a hat-trick against RB Leipzig, including a quite brilliant free-kick, only for the German side to score four in reply.

At the back Matthijs De Ligt (8.5) is back from injury and starring for Juventus, with Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko (8.2) and Nordi Mukiele (8.1) of Leipzig slotting in at either side. A fabulous display from Atalanta's Christian Romero (9.2) completes the back four.

And in goal Anatolii Trubin (9.1), the 19-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper, had a round to remember in keeping out Real Madrid, making eight saves on the way to the Ukrainian side securing a famous 2-0 victory in Kiev.

Champions League Team of the Week
20/21, Round Five

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