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My UEFA Champions League Game Week 3 Team Of The Week

The third round of group matches in the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League Season was completed on Wednesday night. There were a total of 59 goals across 16 different fixtures and this article highlights the star performers across all the teams.

Goalkeeper: Ivo Grbic (Lille)

Ivo Grbic was Lille's saviour against Sevilla on Wednesday night as he made several saves to help earn a point for the French side. His full stretch save from Lucas Ocampos' 20-yard curling effort was astonishing.

Defender: Sebastian Coates (Sporting)

Sebastian Coates helped Sporting Lisbon to create history at the Vodafone Park by recording their first ever win in a UEFA competition in Turkey. The ex-Liverpool man scored two headers in Sporting's 4-1 win over Besiktas and was very impressive at the back.

Defender: Gerard Pique (Barcelona)

Pique proved to be Barcelona's leader and saviour once again by helping the Catalans to halt a slide of six successive UEFA Champions League defeats.

Pique scored the only goal against a stubborn Dynamo Kyiv side and was also impressive in his defensive duties.

Defender: Pepe (Porto)

The Portuguese absence was sorely felt in Porto's 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool in their last fixture. Pepe returned to the line-up against AC Milan and helped Porto keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over the Italian side. The Pepe-led defence neutralised the threat of Oliver Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic with ease.

Defender:Daley Blind (Ajax)

Blind's impressive start to the season continued as he turned in a majestic performance against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Blind was disciplined in his defensive duties and regularly joined the attack. His forays were rewarded with a goal and he also provided an assist for Haller.

Midfielder: Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

Riyad Mahrez was a shining light in Manchester City's 5-1 drubbing of Belgian side Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadion. The Algerian won and converted a penalty in the first half before grabbing City's fifth goal late in the 84th minute as the English giants swept past Brugge with ease.

Midfielder: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United):

Bruno Fernandes replied his critics in emphatic style as he helped spark a comeback in Manchester United's dramatic 3-2 win over Atalanta. With United trailing by 2 goals, Bruno delivered an exquisite pass to send Marcus Rashford through on goal for Manchester United's first goal. He also provided a cross for Harry Maguire's equalizer soon after. Overall, it was an awesome display from the Portuguese.

Midfielder: Vinicius Jnr (Real Madrid)

The young Brazilian is in the form of his life this season after scoring twice in Real Madrid's 5-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk.

His first was a cool finish from Modric's wonderful pass and his second was even much better. Vinicius weaved his way through the Shakhtar defence before finding the back of the net with a brilliant finish.

He also turned provider by assisting Rodrygo for Madrid's fourth goal.

Forward: Sebastien Haller (Ajax):

Sebastien Haller scored once and provided two assists as Ajax blew Dortmund away in a dazzling display in Amsterdam. Haller assisted Blind and Antony and also found the net himself in the 72nd minute.

He is the top scorer so far with 6 goals in 3 group matches.

Forward: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Mohamed Salah became Liverpool's record UEFA Champions League top scorer as he scored twice in Liverpool's 3-2 defeat of Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

He skipped past 3 defenders before striking the ball past Oblak via a deflection for his first goal. The Egyptian also displayed great composure from the spot to score Liverpool's winning goal after Jota was fouled.

Forward: Noah Okafor (Salzburg)

Noah Okafor continued his red-hot form this season by scoring twice in Salzburg's 3-1 win over Wolfsburg.

The Switzerland U-21 international was impressive in his link-up play with Karim Adeyemi and his two goals were both instinctive finishes from inside the area.

Who do you think should have made the UEFA game week 3 team of the week?

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