Willian & Mane lead the way in the Champions League Team of the Round

It was a positive fortnight for the competition's Premier League contingent, with Liverpool and Manchester City in particular making a big impression

  1. #1 David de Gea (Manchester United)

    The Spain international strengthened his case to be considered the world's best goalkeeper with another incredible performance to keep the Red Devils in the running. Sevilla were frustrated time and again by De Gea, who came up with eight saves to maintain his clean sheet under intense pressure from the hosts.
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    #2 Nacho (Real Madrid)

    The Merengue's concerns ahead of their first leg against Paris Saint-Germain revolved around Dani Carvajal's suspension, and whether a hungry Neymar would run riot. They needn't have worried. Nacho performed a sterling marking job on the Brazilian out of position on the right, restricting his influence and helping Madrid to a healthy two-goal advantage to take to Parc des Princes.
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    #3 Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

    Plagued with injury in recent seasons, the Citizens stalwart showed just what he is capable of in a dominant 4-0 win over Basel. While the likes of Ilkay Gundogan and Sergio Aguero ran rampant at the other end, Kompany helped keep the Swiss side far from Ederson's goal and all but ensure a quarter-final berth.
  4. #4 Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

    No player had more clearances (5), interceptions (3) or successful passes (72) for Liverpool in their 0-5 win over FC Porto than Virgil van Dijk.
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    #5 Marcelo (Real Madrid)

    Just how important might Marcelo's late drilled finish prove in Parc des Princes next month? The Brazilian full-back capped a fine showing against PSG with Real Madrid's third of the evening, and marauded across the Bernabeu pitch in tireless fashion from start to finish.
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    #6 Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)

    After injury nightmare the midfielder finally put in the type of performance City had dreamed of upon his arrival from Borussia Dortmund. Against Basel, Ilkay Gündogan became the first player to play more than 10 duels with 100% duel success in a Champions League game this season (13, 13 duels won); as well as recording four shots on target and two goals.
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    #7 N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)

    Lionel Messi may have kept Barcelona in the driving seat in Tuesday's first leg, but all eyes were on Chelsea's Kante who kept the Argentine under wraps for almost the entire 90 minutes. The Frenchman hassled and harried La Pulga incessantly, and had no way to stop the Barcelona No. 10 when sloppy passing out the back finally gave him the chance to strike.
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    #8 Mousa Dembele (Tottenham)

    Man of the match in Turin as Spurs secured a famous draw against the Italian giants. Dembele sent 95 successful passes v. Juventus: only Harry Winks has sent more successful passes for Tottenham in a Champions League game.
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    #9 Willian (Chelsea)

    Was unlucky to see two cracking long-range attempts hit the woodwork, but it was third-time lucky for the Chelsea star as he beat Marc Andre ter Stegen to put the Blues temporarily ahead. Since joining Chelsea in 2013/14, Willian has scored more Champions League goals from outside the box than any other player (6, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo & Neymar on 5).
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    #10 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

    Another Champions League night to remember for Lewa as he helped put Besiktas to the sword with a late double in Bayern's 5-0 walkover. Since 2015/16, only Cristiano Ronaldo scored more Champions League goals (39) than Lewandowski (22 - Lionel Messi 3rd with 21).
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    #11 Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

    Three goals for the Senegal sharpshooter mean the Reds should have an easy stroll into the last eight, after blowing away Porto 5-0 in Portugal. Mane became the fourth Liverpool player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, after Michael Owen, Yossi Benayoun and Philippe Coutinho.