Cristiano Ronaldo Missing As Lionel Messi Makes Champions League All-Star Squad of the Season

Cristiano Ronaldo Missing As Lionel Messi Makes Champions League All-Star Squad of the Season

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:43 PM
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- No fewer than seven Chelsea players have been named in the Champions League all-star 23-man squad for the season

- The Blues defeated fellow Premier league 1-0 to emerge winners for the second time having won their first in 2012

- Meanwhile UCL all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out while his rival Lionel Messi made the cut

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been conspicuously omitted from the 23-man Champions League squad of the season.

The 36-year-old scored four goals and assisted two others in six UCL games however, his individual brilliance was unable to help them go beyond the last 16.

Juve were dumped out of the competition by FC Porto despite playing 4-4 on aggregate after both legs of the round.

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Meanwhile, Lionel Messi whose Barcelona team crashed out at the same stage as the Old Lady made the shortlist dominated by players of the winning team, Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo Missing As Lionel Messi Makes Champions League All-Star Squad of the Season
Champions League winners Chelsea celebrating their European triumph after a 1-0 win over Man City. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - UEFA/Anadolu Agency
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The Argentine scored five times and assisted two goals in six games but his Calatan club was humbled out of the competition by Paris Saint Germain 5-2 on aggregate.

However, seven Chelsea players including history-making Edouard Mendy were named in the squad while five of Pep Guardiola's men were also selected.

Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Erling Haaland, and Karim Benzema made the squad of the season.

List of the 23-man Champions League all-star squad of the season


Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ederson (Man. City), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)


Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Ruben Dias (Man. City), Marquinhos (PSG), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), David Alaba (Bayern)


Jorginho (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea), N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Ilkay Gundoğan (Man. City), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), Phil Foden (Man City)


Erling Haaland (Dortmund), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Neymar (PSG), Lionel Messi (Barcelona).

Olivier Giroud and Cezar Azpilicueta having breakfast with the Champions League title earlier reported that Olivier Giroud and Cesar Azpilicueta have taken Chelsea's Champions League celebrations a notch higher after being spotted dining with the European trophy.

The two were pictured making merry with the coveted trophy on the side just hours after their triumph over Premier League rivals, Man City.

The Blues stunned their opponents by a solitary goal scored by Kai Havertz to lift the title at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal.

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