Champions League Match Day 4: Team of the Week – 1 each from City, Chelsea and Utd, 0 Arsenal players
The Champions League group stage this mid-week saw some brilliant games played all over Europe. Bayern Munchen stole the show on Wednesday as they put 5 past a lacklustre Arsenal side. Real Madrid were triumphant against the French outfit PSG with a solo goal. There were many other impressive performances by many starts in different positions.
Here is the Team of the Week for the Champions League match day 4.
Yuri Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg)
Lodyin was on a role against Lyon when they beat them 2-0. He was solid in between the posts and dominated the penalty area with command.
Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus)
Coming back from a heart surgery, Lichsteiner won his team a point with a well-taken goal against Monchengladbach. He was also solid with his defensive duties.
Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)
A sublime performance in a dull 0-0 draws away from home. Godin was at the centre of a stubborn defense that rarely allowed their opponents a sight at the goal.
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
Smalling is slowly growing into his duties as a center half and in the 1-0 victory against CSKA Moscow, he was exceptional. He showed strength, pace and positional sense and gave Moscow a hard time in front of goal.
David Alaba (Bayern Munchen)
The young left back for Bayern was in top form against the Gunners in the 5-1 drubbing in Germany. He picked up a goal and an assist and was always got the better of the Arsenal players during the game.
Fernandino (Manchester City)
Was astounding in his work in the mid-field as he provided great cover for his back four when needed. Also surged up front when he got the chance to and picked up a goal and an assist for himself.
Thiago (Bayern Munchen)
Thiago was simply unplayable at the Allianz arena against Arsenal. He was at the heart of the midfield for the German giants and created 4 clear chances for his team in an impressive overall performance.
The only reason that Chelsea picked all three points against Kyiv at the Bridge. Willian was in a great form showing pace and skills every chance he got and his superb free-kick late in the game earned his team a place in the knock-out stage.
Di Maria (PSG)
Was one of the brightest players on the field at the Bernabeu when Madrid took on PSG. His pace and strength along with the ability to find his man made him a dangerous player to deal with all game for Madrid.
The Brazilian forward was having a great time against Borisov as he scored twice to give his team all three points on the day. His form is vital for Barcelona’s plans as Messi is still sidelined for some time.
Muller (Bayern Munchen)
Muller has already scored 20 goals for the club this season and has scored 4 times in 6 games against Arsenal. He was impeccable with his runs into the box and also linked up well with the likes of Lewandowski. He also got himself a brace on the night for his efforts.
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