Our Champions League Dream Team Part 2
It is the entertainment brand that has become the market leader in the world game, but would any Premier League players make it into a Champions League dream team?
THOMAS MULLER (Bayern Munich)
Did this masterful German performer really miss that chance from the penalty spot against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium last week?
Thankfully he did, but it does not diminish the qualities of a champion who has won it all in recent years. No wonder Man United tried so hard to get him last summer.
CRISTIANO RONALDO (Real Madrid)
No European dream team would be complete without this glistening superstar.
He may have celebrated his 30th birthday earlier this year, but Portugal’s greatest export does not seem to be slowing down as he continues to take the breath away.
LIONEL MESSI (Barcelona)
He may not be FIFA Player of the Year right now, but Messi has been back to his brilliant best in 2015, scoring 42 goals in all competitions.
His role in Barcelona’s Champions League triumph last May was pivotal and at the tender age of 28, Messi has the chance to cement his legacy as the game’s greatest player in the next few years.
LUIS SUAREZ (Barcelona)
The Premier League got a glimpse of what a world-class footballer was all about when this masterful Uruguayan forward was strutting his stuff for Liverpool.
Suarez made his boss Brendan Rodgers look like a genius as he edged Liverpool to within touching distance of the title, yet he was quick to make his move when Barcelona came calling. La Liga’s gain in the Premier League’s loss.
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI (Bayern Munich)
This unstoppable Polish marksman did his damage against Ireland last Sunday, as his goal ended hopes of automatic qualification to Euro 2016 for Martin O’Neill’s men.
In supreme form in the first few weeks of this season, Lewandowski has come into his prime at the age of 27 and he appears to have goals in him every time he steps foot on the field.
David de Gea (Manchester United), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Neymar (Barcelona)