The perfect line-up for the second round of the Champions League group stage, announced by the European Football Association “UEFA”, witnessed the absence of a group of international stars.
The Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, the top scorer for the Liverpool team, topped the ideal squad for the week, after the “Pharaoh” scored two goals for the “Reds”, to lead him to a crushing victory over his Portuguese host Porto (5-1) in his home, last Tuesday, in the match that It took place between them at the Dragao stadium in Porto.
While the perfect lineup was missing a number of stars, most notably Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United striker, although he snatched the winning goal for the “Red Devils” in the deadly time in the fifth minute, calculated in the match that took place last Wednesday, at Old Trafford. .
“Madeira’s missile” became the most participating player in the Champions League in history with 178 games, surpassing his former colleague in Real Madrid, the legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who participated in 177 games during his brilliant professional career.
The Argentine Lionel Messi, who scored his first goal in the French Paris Saint-Germain shirt, and contributed to his victory over Manchester City (2-0) in the meeting that brought them together last Tuesday, at the Parc des Princes stadium in the capital, Paris, was also absent.
The Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, the Bayern Munich striker, was also absent from the list of the best 11 players, although he led the Bavarian giant to a landslide victory over its guest Dynamo Kiev (5-0) by scoring two goals in the match that brought them together last Wednesday, the Allianz Arena. In the city of Munich.
Here is the perfect line-up for the second round of the European Champions League, “Champions League”:
Goalkeeper: Greek George Athanasiades (Sherif Tiraspol – Moldova)
Defense Line: Slovakian Shkriniar (Inter Milan), Ukrainian Yaroslav Rakitsky (Zenit Petersburg), Brazilian Douglas Santos (Zenit Petersburg)
Midfield: Egyptian Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Senegalese Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain), Italian Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Belgian Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge), German Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: German Karim Adeyemi (Red Bull Salzburg), Uruguayan Darwin Nunez (Benfica).