VIDEO: Benzema, Parejo & The Ones to Watch in the UEFA Champions League

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Europe's premier club competition returns on Wednesday - but who will be crowned the Santander Player of the Week?

As if Tuesday's action wasn’t dramatic enough, Europe’s greatest club competition returns on Wednesday with another flurry of heavyweight clashes.

But who will lead his club to glory with the most impressive performance of this matchday? 

Who will rise up above the rest and be crowned the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week, sponsored by Banco Santander?

Will Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema continue to write UCL history after Matchday Three saw him move into fourth on the list of all-time scorers in the competition with 57 goals.

The likes of Benzema couldn’t fire his way into the history books without a creator or two, though, and Valencia have a midfield maestro in Dani Parejo, who has completed 89.1% of his 256 passes in this season’s UCL.

But of course, there are a host of talents out to stop the goals, too, like Benfica destroyer Ljubomir Fejsa, who has made 14 tackles so far, second only to Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets (17).

And then there’s the last line of defence – and few are enjoying a better campaign than Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, who will be out to add to his 18 saves in the competition so far.

Ones to Watch

Player of the Weeks Ones to Watch Posted by Football Santander on Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Voting for Player of the Week opens on Thursday .

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