Team of the Week

Champions League Team of the Week MD3: Jota and Plea are two perfect tens

Liverpool and Gladbach both enjoyed comprehensive victories in Matchday Three, with their centre-forwards filling their boots

2:00am on Friday 6th November 2020
Martin Macdonald

Liverpool and Gladbach enjoyed two of the biggest victories on Champions League Matchday Three as Atalanta and Shakhtar were defeated 5-0 and 6-0 on Tuesday.

For Jurgen Klopp's side, Diogo Jota (10) scored a perfect 10 rating after his hat-trick against Atalanta, vindicating the German's decision to start him up front instead of Roberto Firmino.

Alassane Plea (10) also scored a 10 FC Rating for his outing for Gladbach, scoring a hat-trick too.

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Joining those two in attack is Erling Haaland (9.1), who scored two and was generally a menace as Dortmund defeated Club Brugge.

Sadio Mane (8.3) helped himself to a goal and an assist in the win against Atalanta, and also misplaced just six passes the entire game.

Assist king Kevin De Bruyne (8.5) set up two goals in Man City's 3-0 win at home against Olympiacos, while Ivan Rakitic (8.6) was key in Sevilla coming back from two goals down to win 3-2 against Krasnodar.

Jesus Corona (9.2) makes up the midfield after his superb outing for Porto versus Marseille, in which he assisted two of the three goals for the hosts.

Lazio may not have won midweek, but defenders Wesley Hoedt (7.9) and Francesco Acerbi (8.0) were vital at the back as the Serie A side earned a point away at Zenit.

Atletico Madrid could only manage a 1-1 draw away at Lokomotiv Moscow, but without the goal and performance of Jose Gimenez (7.9) they might have lost that one.

Barcelona narrowly defeated Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 in the end but the scoreline would have been a lot more comfortable if not for the heroics of rookie goalkeeper Ruslan Neshcheret (8.9) who made an incredible 12 saves against the Blaugrana.

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