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UCL Best XI of the Week: Liverpool Players Missing, Neymar and Two African Stars Feature

With clubs like Atalanta still enjoying their fairy tale ride and Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig still standing tall, we bring you the best XI from the just concluded match round.

1. JAN OBLAK (GK)

Jan Oblak cemented his position as one of the best goalkeepers in the world by producing a masterclass performance.

The Slovenia shot-stopper made nine top-class saves to deny the defending champions (Liverpool) a spot in the quarterfinals.

2. ACHRAF HAKIMI (RB)

Though may have been knocked out alongside his Dortmund teammates, the display of the young Moroccan didn't go unnoticed.

He was a good outlet from his full-back position.

3. JUAN BERNAT (LB)

The Spanish full-back was responsible for one of the goals that knocked out Lucien Favre’s side.

He combined well with Neymar on the left side of attack and hardly put any foot wrong in the game.

4. THOMAS PARTEY (DM)

An incredible shift the Ghanaian put on at Anfield.

He and Koke were tasked with the job of shielding the Atleti back four of which they did pretty well.

5. DAYOT UPAMECANO (CB)

The young French centre-back proved to be a rock against a rather toothless Tottenham.

6. STEFAN SAVIC (CB)

The 29-year-old defender for the larger part of the game held his own against what was a really ferocious Liverpool attack.

7. JOSIP ILICIC (FW)

The Slovenian forward put not one, not two but four goals past Jasper Cillessen at the Mestalla to further dent Albert Celades and his Valencia faithful hopes.

8. MARCOS LLORENTE (AM)

The Spanish midfielder showed why Atletico went all out to get him as his goals and assist secured qualification for his club.

9. KEVIN GAMEIRO (STR)

The Frenchman gave Los Che something to cheer about with his brace against Leipzig, but unluckily for him, it wasn't enough.

10. NEYMAR JR (AM)

After a rather turbulent summer, the Brazilian is finally enjoying life at the French capital and his spirited performance and goal against Dortmund speak volumes.

11. MARCEL SABITZER (FW)

Certainly, a name any Spurs fan will not be forgetting in a hurry. 

The Austrian scored two goals at the Red Bull Arena to earn him a place in our XI for the week.

Teams through to the Quarter Final

Atlanta, RB Leipzig Atletico Madrid and PSG

Who is your player of the week

Oblak, Ilicic, Bernat, Llorente or Sabitzer?

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