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UEFA release their Champions League team of the season

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UEFA have released their CL team of the season. LigaDeCampeones

UEFA release their Champions League team of the season

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Just a few hours after the end of the 2018-19 Champions League which Liverpool won, UEFA have named their 20 man squad for the Champions League team of the season. This is the list:

Alisson Becker (Liverpool)

The Brazilian goalkeeper was the difference between Liverpool's tears in 2018 and joy this season. He had a perfect final and he was tested in the closing stages of the game. He was also vital in their crucial group game against Napoli in which he made various top quality saves. 

Marc Andre Ter-Stegen (Barcelona)

The German goalkeeper was rock solid at the back in practically all the Champions League games which Barca played. He could not do anything to avoid the Anfield debacle, but even so, UEFA have taken his almost impeccable performances into account.

Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)

His campaign has been so spectacular that there is even talk of him winning the Ballon D'or. In the final, he once again showed why he is the best central defender on the planet. 

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax)

The Ajax captain despite being a teenager, has been one of the biggest stand outs this season. A central defender who play the ball out from the back and with an enormous leadership capacity. Big clubs are fighting to get hold of him. 

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)

Being in this list is probably the prize for a being very consistent over a long period of time. Vertonghen has been one of the best defenders in Europe for various years and this season for Tottenham, he was very close to winning the trophy.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

The Liverpool full-back is in form. He is clever, bold and very good physically and has ended the season on fire. He was also one of the best players in the final. 

Andy Robertson (Liverpool)

If Alexander-Arnold was one of the surprises of the back end of the Reds' season, what can we say about his teammate on the other flank. Andy Robertson has proved he is a lot more than a hard working player. Everyone said that Liverpool's weakness was on the flanks, but with Alexander-Arnold and Robertson, Klopp has those positions well covered.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham)

He gave away the controversial penalty in the final, but that does not take away from the great season he has had. He was decisive in the Spurs midfield to get them to the final. 

Hakim Ziyech (Ajax)

The Ajax player has finally managed to show off his talent with the Amsterdam club. He was magical in all of the games he played in in a historic Champions League run. They were less than five minutes away from reaching the Champions League final.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Another disappointment in the Champions League for Man City, but they had various impeccable perfomances. Kevin de Bruyne stood out in all of them. He is now a great star after leaving behind for good the tag of a player with a promising future.

Frenkie de Jong (Ajax)

The future Barcelona player has really stepped up this season. He was decisive in the Ajax midfield which surprised Real Madrid and Juventus away from home which helped them reach the semi-finals. 

Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon)

Although his physique could make you think of a typical defensive midfielder, Tanguy Ndombele is much more. He is so good that he could leave Lyon very soon.

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Wijnaldum could not be missing from this list. He was key in the semi-final second leg versus Barcelona and got himself a place in the team of the season. He was not very effective against Tottenham.

David Neres (Ajax)

The small Brazilian player is typical of Ajax's fearlessness. Like De Jong, De Ligt, Ziyech and Tadic, he took bid stadia by storm and did not hide in any of them. He will play in a bigger club quite soon.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

The English international has taken a big step forward although it was not enough to go all the way in the Champions League and Manchester City fell just short against Spurs. His performance, with his usual quality and the fact he has improved in front of goal, means he deserves his place in this prestigious team.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Like the rest of the Barcelona team, Leo Messi only had one bad day in the whole competition. The catastrophe in Rome repeated itself in Liverpool and Barca missed out on a Champions League which they were touching distance from. The Argentine, as always was miles better than his teammates.

Dušan Tadić (Ajax)

Dusan Tadic's cool head and perfect understanding of the game came slightly late. His campaign at Ajax has been absolutely fantastic. He put up spectacular performances wherever he played. He scored, assisted, lead the team's play... an almost perfect footballer with only one downside: he has burst onto the scene slightly late.

Sadio Mané (Liverpool)

The Liverpool footballer was this season the best player for the Reds. He was much better than Salah. Even in the final he was slightly above the rest even though he did not have his best day. Possibly, together with Klopp, the people who contributed the most to Liverpool's Champions League success.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

He was knocked out in the quarter-final stage and he did not score as many goals as usual, but Cristiano Ronaldo pulled off Juventus' spectacular comeback against Atletico Madrid. He scored a hat-trick and he also netted in the first leg against Ajax, but he was off colour in the second and Juventus missed out on the semi-finals.

Lucas Moura (Tottenham)

He did not start in the final, but he made history thanks to his goals in the semi-finals against Ajax. A perfect match for him which was one of the most decisive individual performances in the Champions League this season and got him a place in this team.



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