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VIDEO: Lionel Messi, Matthijs de Ligt, Heung-Min Son and Roberto Firmino - The UEFA Champions League Player of the Week Nominees

1:00 AM GMT+8 19/04/2019
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All four performed brilliantly for their sides, but who will be crowned the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week, sponsored by Football Santander?

The UEFA Champions League semi-finalists have been decided… and how! 

In one of the greatest quarter-final matches of all time, Tottenham progressed to their first Champions League semi-final, ousting Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on away goals. 

Heung-Min Son starred for Spurs, adding to his winner in the first leg with two in three minutes at the Etihad amidst a frantic opening 20 that saw five goals scored. 

The midfielder makes it onto the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week shortlist for the second match week running, as does Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.

Coming off the bench at half-time to replace Divock Origi, it didn’t take long for the Brazilian to make his presence felt against Porto. He made it 3-1 to Liverpool on the night, 5-1 on aggregate, with a glancing header past Iker Casillas. 

Lionel Messi again took centre stage at Camp Nou on Tuesday, opening the scoring against Manchester United early in the first half with an excellent, trademark left-footed effort from outside the area. His second followed soon after to effectively seal Barcelona’s progression and set up a tantalising semi-final clash with Liverpool.

Ajax will take on Tottenham in the other tie after knocking out Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Matthijs de Ligt, Ajax’s 19-year-old club captain, grabbed the winner at Allianz Stadium to send them to their first Champions League semi-final since 1996-97.

POTW Nominees

Lionel Messi💡 Matthijs de Ligt ✅ Heung-Min Son 👏 Roberto Firmino 👀 Four UEFA Champions League giants, but only one can be Player of the Week 🏅

Posted by Football Santander on Thursday, 18 April 2019

Voting for Player of the Week is now open.

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