Named the best players in the group stage of the Champions League
The end of the year has traditionally been a time of summarizing and awarding the best players. Following the definition of the winner of the Golden Ball in Europe, they also decided on other titles. Thus, at the end of the Champions League group stage, eleven players were named to the symbolic team of this draw stage.
This year, unfortunately, the Ukrainians were not found in the ranking: the group stage is represented by players from ten European teams from seven countries of the world. A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for.
The three attackers included Mertens from Napoli, Cavani from PSG and center-forward Messi from Barcelona.
The four midfielders are also represented by different clubs: Quaresma from Besiktas, Andre Silva from Porto, Ozel from London Arsenal and Mahrez from Leicester City.
On the defensive line, the best players showed themselves in the group stage of the Escudero from Sevilla and two Danish Copenhagen players at the same time - Augustinsson and Jørgensen.
The best goalkeeper of the last stage of the Champions League draw in Europe was identified by Jan Cloud - Slovenian goalkeeper who defends the colors of Atletico. In six Champions League appearances, Cloud missed just two goals, helping his team with a single defeat to leave the group in the first place.
Recall the last time the Ukrainians got to the symbolic group stage of the Champions League group stage last season. Then Ukraine was represented by Dynamo defender Yevhen Khacheridi.