Champions League

Champions League Team of the Week: Hat-trick off the bench for Rashford

Man Utd turned in one of the performances of the round as they blew away RB Leipzig at Old Trafford

 
10:43am on Thursday 29th October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Marcus Rashford leads the Champions League Team of the Week for Matchday Two after his superb outing against RB Leipzig.

Despite not starting the game against the German side, he came on to score a second-half hat-trick to earn himself a perfect 10 FC Rating.

He is the first United player to score a hat-trick off the bench since current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did it in 1999.

Joao Felix (9.8) turned in one of his best performances in an Atletico Madrid shirt as he scored two goals in the vital win over Salzburg.

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Kylian Mbappe (9.9) may not have had much luck in front of goal himself, but he recorded two assists for Moise Kean in the 2-0 away win at Basaksehir. He was involved in 14 duels, and won 11 of them.

In the number 10 role is Lionel Messi (9.7) who recorded a goal and an assist in Barcelona's impressive win against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. The assist was one of the most outrageous diagonal passes you will see this season, while his goal came from the penalty spot in emphatic fashion.

Manchester City are a different team when Kevin De Bruyne (8.8) is fit, and he helped control the game against Marseille. Two assists, too.

Real Madrid went 2-0 down against Gladbach and had to fight back for a 2-2 draw. The unlikely hero proved to be Casemiro (9.3) who scored the late equaliser.

Marcos Acuna (8.8) impressed for Sevilla as he sent the third-most crosses of any player in this round of Champions League fixtures with 10. One of those set up the winner against Rennes.

Dortmund look much, much better at the back when Manuel Akanji (8.8) is there, and they kept a clean sheet in the win over Zenit thanks to his solid outing. He had the third-most touches of any player in the Champions League on Matchday Two.

Inter's Stefan De Vrij (8.1) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.9) make up the back four.

Sevilla battered Rennes, and if it wasn't for goalkeeper Alfred Gomis (8.4) making a remarkable eight saves, the 1-0 scoreline would have been a lot bigger.

Champions League
Team of the Week - Matchday Two
8.4
72
8.9
76
8.8
84
8.1
83
7.9
79
9.3
83
8.8
92
9.7
99
10
86
9.8
79
9.9
99

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