Europe's Team of The Season for The 2021/22 Revealed as Lionel Messi Makes Squad

Europe's Team of The Season for The 2021/22 Revealed as Lionel Messi Makes Squad

  • PSG ace Lionel Messi has been included in WhoScored's team of the season for the 2021/22 campaign
  • The starting XI had four players from the Premier League including Man City's Kevin de Bruyne and Joel Matip of Liverpool
  • Real Madrid hitman Karim Benzema also made the shortlist after a scintillating campaign with the La Liga giants

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has been included in Europe's team of the season for the 2021/22 campaign.

Messi had an underwhelming in his maiden campaign in the French Ligue 1, scoring just six league goals in 24 appearances.

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig. Photo by Matthias Hangst.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig. Photo by Matthias Hangst.
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Despite the poor goal tally, Messi managed to bag an incredible 14 assists in the just-concluded season to rank third in the whole of Europe.

According to Sportbible, he also made 19 accurate through balls, which helped earn him a slot in WhoScored's compilation of their team of the season.

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Who else made Europe's team of the season?

WhoScored's squad selection was dominated by Premier League players, with four of them making the shortlist.

Both Liverpool and Man City had representatives in the squad, with each side getting two players.

Europe's team of the Season for the 2021/22 campaign. Photo:WhoScored.
Europe's team of the Season for the 2021/22 campaign. Photo:WhoScored.
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AC Milan keeper Mike Maignan was named in goal, with Liverpool's Joel Matip and Nico Schlotterbeck starting in the heart of defence.

Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool was named in right-back alongside City's Joao Cancelo who was placed on the left.

In the middle of the park, Leipzig's Nkuku and Kevin de Bruyne made the squad, with Messi and Kylian Mbappe being placed on either flank of the attack.

Real Madrid hitman Karim Benzema also earned a place in attack after playing a vital role in his side's La Liga triumph.

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The Uruguay international admitted that Benzema's stellar season deserves acknowledgment and awarding the Frenchman this season's coveted diadem will not be out of place.

Despite joining the bandwagon to tip the Real Madrid forward for the Ballon d'Or, Suarez was quick to stoke the 'Greatest of All Time' argument stressing Lionel Messi will always be his all-time best regardless of his underwhelming performance at PSG.

Source: SportsBrief.com