Barcelona and Real Madrid Stars Dominate UEFA Champions League Team of the Week
- Robert Lewandowski who scored a hat-trick in matchday one leads the Barcelona trio in Champions League team of the week
- Real Madrid also has two players listed by Europe’s football’s governing body as the best team on Matchday 1 of the Champions League
- Premier League and Eredivisie champions Manchester City and Ajax are also represented following an exciting first round of fixtures from Europe's elite club competition
Barcelona and Real Madrid stars make up the bulk of the UEFA Champions League team of the week with five players from the La Liga giants making the 11-man list.
Robert Lewandowski who scored a hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen, leads the trio of Barcelona’s players including Ousmane Dembele and Jules Kounde in the team of the week.
Real Madrid who earned a 3-0 win at Celtic on Tuesday night has two players listed in the team of the week with Thibaut Courtois and Vinicius Junior making the cut, Whoscored reports.
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Eredivisie champions, Ajax also have two players represented in the best 11 players of matchday 1 with Mohammed Kudus and Steven Berghuis one of the standout players.
Napoli, Manchester City, Benfica, and Club Bruges all complete the teams represented in the UEFA Champions League team of the week with one player each.
UEFA Champions League Team of the week with their ratings
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) - 8.13
Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) - 8.29
Jules Kounde (Barcelona) - 8.29
Abakar Sylla (Club Bruges) - 8.39
Alejandro Grimaldo (Benfica) - 8.58
Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona) - 10.0
Steven Berghuis (Ajax) - 9.04
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli) - 8.79
Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) - 8.42
Mohammed Kudus (Ajax) - 8.93
Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) - 10.0
Xavi names Lewandowski as one of 3 the best strikers in the world
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Robert Lewandowski is currently rated as one of the best 3 attackers in world football by Barcelona manager, Xavi following his exploits with the La Liga giants.
Lewandowski scored a hattrick against Viktoria Plzen as Blaugrana had an emphatic 5-1 victory in their UEFA Champions League opener on Wednesday, September 7.
Xavi has now hailed Lewandowski and believes the Poland striker, along with Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland are the best strikers currently in the world.