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UEFA Champions League Team Of The Week For Matchday 3

The UEFA Champions League matchday three fixtures produced many fascinating clashes and results. 

Liverpool overcame 10-man Atletico Madrid to move closer to the knockout stages, Manchester United came from two goals behind to defeat Atalanta 3-2. Chelsea lost Lukaku and Werner to injury but overcame Malmö 4-0

Barcelona defeated Dynamo Kiev 1-0, PSG overcame Leipzig 3-2 and Real Madrid defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0.

Below are the players that impressed me most in matchday of the competition. 

Champions League team of the week - matchday 3

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

GK: Alisson (Liverpool)

There was nothing he could do about the two goals Griezmann scored against after been left exposed. He did well to make a point blank save from Thomas Lemar and also made a vital save in the second half to deny Yannick Carrasco. 

CB: Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

He was solid for Chelsea against Malmo, he completed 85 passes, the most in the match and assisted Andreas Christensen for the opening goal of the match

CB: Gerard Pique (Barcelona) 

Piqué got the crucial goal in Barcelona 1-0 win over Dynamo Kiev and was also strong defensively with eleven recoveries, two interceptions and eight duels won. 

Sebastián Coates (Sporting) 

He got two goals for Sporting in their 4-1 win at Besiktas. He was also solid at the back with five recoveries, two interceptions and two successful tackles. 

 Midfielders

RM: Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) 

He impressed for Bayern Munich against Benfica with two goals in the second half and an assist from four chances created. 

CM: Bruno Fernándes (Manchester United) 

The Portuguese international created nine chances in the game as United recovered from two goals down to win 3-2 against Atalanta. He assisted Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire goals. 

CM: Jorginho (Chelsea)

He helped Chelsea control the midfield against Malmö FF and also scored twice from the penalty spot.

LM: Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)

Vinicius Jr was in an imperious form against against Shakhtar Donetsk contributing with two goals and an assist as Madrid get their Champions back on track with a 5-0 dominant win

 Forwards

AM: Lionel Messi 

The Argentine was impressive against RB Leipzig with two goals to help PSG come from a goal down to record a 3-2 win. He scored his first goal from a rebound after his initial effort was saved and scored from the scored after Kylian Mbappe was fouled in the box. 

ST: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)  

He continued in his hot streak of form with a brace against 10-man Atletico Madrid. He has now scored in nine consecutive games for Liverpool. 

ST: Sebastien Haller (Ajax)

 Haller scored his sixth Champions League goal of the season against Dortmund after a solid performance in game he also added two assists.

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