The UEFA Champions League continues it's round of 16 knock out stage with amazing performances from various players.
Here is the UEFA Champions League team of the week based on players performance this week, irrespective of their position played.
Yet again another great performance for the Chelsea Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy against Atletico, Mendy could scarcely have imagined how quiet a night he would have had. Admittedly on this occasion he did have saves to make and did so well, particularly late on from Joao Felix, coupled with solid distribution with the ball at his feet.
The Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos made such a difference on the field for Real Madrid. Ramos started off strongly, making a good intervention to deny Mario Pasalic a goalscoring opportunity and kept things tight at the back. Made his most important contribution at the other end of the pitch, slotting home the penalty kick to put the tie beyond Atalanta’s grasp. Taken off soon after as a precaution.
City's defender John Stones started the move for the first goal. Started the move for the second goal. Doing the simple things right and not making any mistakes, he must be a dream for Guardiola to watch at the minute.
The Chelsea's captain Cesar Azpilicueta Coped immensely well with the threat posed by the likes of Carrasco and Felix and nullified the threat from the left side of attack.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Bayern dominated possession in Munich, and Kimmich played a key part in that from his deep-lying midfield role.
The German made more final third passes (21) than any other player on the pitch and showed off his passing range with nine long balls.
He also won a remarkable eight of his nine duels across the 77 minutes he spent on the pitch.
The man of the match, Kante’s early exchanges saw him have a sight at goal before he settled in to his usual position and almost entirely shut off Atletico Madrid. Made a game-high 13 recoveries and his engine was absolutely pivotal for Chelsea to open the scoring while keeping the visitors at bay. Simply colossal.
Modric was a catalyst that allowed Real Madrid to break free of Atalanta’s early pressure and expertly manage the game. He made the interception and followed it up with an assist to Benzema’s opener. The Croatian was also contributed defensively by winning five interceptions and three tackles.
Hakim Ziyech who found the opening goal for Chelsea to ease the game for Thomas Tuchel's side. His outing was great and he showed all the potentials the fans have been long waiting for.
A performance that showed that De Bruyne is slowly getting back to his very best. The Belgian had the most amount of freedom among all the Manchester City players and that showed as he popped up everywhere on the field to spray the ball forward. He scored a stunning goal that helped Manchester City secured a 2-0 victory.
The Madrid point man Karim Benzema Was never missing when Modric laid it on a plate for him in the first half. Benzema's work rate and link up play was solid as always, too.
Another top performance from Robert Lewandowski, He converted from the penalty spot to hand his team the lead in early of the game.
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