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Messi named player of the week in the Champions League

Месси признан футболистом недели в Лиге ЧемпионовForward of “Barcelona” Lionel Messi for the second consecutive time became the best player of round in the Champions League.

Messi in the away match with “Tottenham” (4:2) scored twice and first time in his career in the opening two matches of the group stage of the Champions League scoring five goals. European Cup season the leader of “Barcelona” began with a hat-trick in the match against “PSV”.

In the vote on the official site of UEFA, Messi managed to beat three authors hat-tricks – the forward “Juventus” Paulo Dibala three netted “young boys”, the as Roma Edin Dzeko scored three goals in the match with “Victoria Plzen”, and the leader PSG Neymar mocking the defense “red Star”.

A strong start in the Champions League helped Lionel Messi in the scoring race of the tournament to close the gap on Cristiano Ronaldo, who after moving to Juventus in the European Cup has not yet scored. Argentinian behind the Portuguese on 15 goals (105 vs 120), but played in the tournament in 27 matches less.

As for the Europa League, the representatives of Ukrainian clubs in the team of the week was not:

Goalkeeper: Andrey Lunev (“Zenith”).

Defence: James Tavernier (Rangers FC), Sokratis papastathopoulos (Arsenal), Ibrahima konaté (“RB Leipzig”), Danny da Costa (“Eintracht” Frankfurt).

Midfielders: Marin Tomasov (Astana), Leandro Paredes (“Zenith”), Christopher Sakariassen (“Sarpsborg”), Filip Kostic (“Eintracht” Frankfurt).

Forwards: Alfredo Morelos (Rangers FC), Leo Toad (PAOK).

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