Vote for your Goal.com World Player of the Week
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|Bet:||Returns:||Hellas Verona £50.00||Draw£40.00||Juventus £16.20|
|Bet:||Returns:||Hellas Verona £52.50||Draw£42.00||Juventus £15.70|
|Bet:||Returns:||Hellas Verona £52.50||Draw£42.00||Juventus £16.20|
|Bet:||Returns:||Hellas Verona £51.50||Draw£40.50||Juventus £15.70|
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In addition to the victor, we highlight a number of honourable mentions who just missed out on the top prize. It doesn't have to be a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi - any star of the global game that you feel deserves recognition, let us know, and the best comments, messages or tweets will be included when our winner is announced on Goal.com.
Last week's winner was Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan, who had two brilliant games against Valencia in the Europa League and against Espanyol in La Liga. He fended off the challenges of Arturo Vidal of Juventus, Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery and Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid among others to win the award.
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And the winner is: RIBERY!
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"Celtic put in so much work to win their qualifier last night - and this is the reward they get. There have been some special European nights at Celtic Park in recent years - not least in defeating Barcelona last season - but you fear they are destined to finish bottom of a horrible Group H."
"Shakhtar have not yet fully integrated their latest batch of overseas players but will be reasonably confident of progressing provided they can get their act together in time for the group stages. Much like at Manchester United it has been a summer of change at Donetsk. Rather than changes on the bench, which have taken place at United, it's the playing staff that has been significantly overhauled for Lucescu's team. Moyes has not got much Champions League experience and United have not impressed in the competiton in recent seasons so are there for the taking. Leverkusen have lost some key players over the summer and are relatively inexperienced at this level so could struggle against the rhythms of Shakhtar. Sociedad could be a sticky side to play against given that they put out a decent Lyon but if Shakhtar are to have any designs on a run towards the semi-finals then the Spaniards are the type of side that needs to be put away routinely."
"Not a good draw for CSKA. Someone had to draw the defending champions and it is the Russian title-holders who have done so. Moscow in the deep winter is not an enticing prospect for any side, however, and Bayern will be no different. Given the strength of this group home form will be key for Leonid Slutsky's side. City have not yet impressed in this competition but boast a manager in Pellegrini who can organise them well and make sure they win those must-win games. Unfortunately for CSKA two of those will be against them. Matches against Plzen will be vital and CSKA can forget about progressing if they slip up in either."
"'It can't be heavier then last season', said Frank de Boer. But after a group with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City, Ajax have again drawn a extremely heavy pool. The goal of Ajax will be to survive the group stage. But with Barcelona and AC Milan as favourites, De Boer's team will probably fight for a spot in the Europa League, together with Celtic."
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