We are already three matchdays into the Champions League, and the latest round of fixtures certainly did not disappoint.
There were a few surprising results, such as Manchester United losing to tournament debutants Istanbul Basaksehir and RB Leipzig beating last season’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain.
On the other hand, while Liverpool maintained their perfect start in the Champions League by thrashing Atalanta 5-0, Real Madrid managed their first European win of the season after edging out Inter Milan 3-2.
Champions League Matchday 03 results:
So, without further ado, let’s see our Champions League Team of the Week.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Alisson Becker had a stellar game against Atalanta as he helped his team to a stunning 5-0 victory in Italy. The Brazilian denied everything that came his way from the likes of Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel.
The former Roma man made the second-highest number of saves (6) and the second-highest number of recoveries in the game (11). If not for Alisson, Liverpool would have found it difficult to keep a clean sheet.
Right-back: Juan Cuadrado (Juventus)
Juan Cuadrado had a good game against tournament debutants Ferencvaros. The full-back was brilliant defensively and provided a real threat going forward too as the Juventus comfortably won the game by a 4-1 margin. The Colombian international provided an assist in the win over the Hungarian outfit.
Centre-back: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos is already a Real Madrid legend and the club captain is still going strong at the age of 34. The Spaniard looked solid at the heart of the defence and was more than a handful in set-piece situations against a very resolute Inter Milan team.
Ramos scored a goal, managed the third-highest number of passes (58), won the most aerial duels (4) and made the highest number of blocks (1) in the game to help his side to a crucial 3-2 victory.
Centre-back: Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Joe Gomez had a solid game against a very attacking Atalanta team as he helped his side to a stunning 5-0 victory by marshalling the back-four as a leader of the defence.
The former Charlton player, who has at times looked short on confidence in the Premier League due to the absence of Virgil van Dijk this season, was much more assured in dealing with the attacking threat of Europe’s two in-form strikers in the form of Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel.
He helped Liverpool keep a clean sheet, provided a brilliant assist to Diogo Jota and won the highest number of aerial duels (3) in the match.
Left-back: Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Ramy Bensebaini has turned out to be a brilliant signing for the German team. The former Rennes man was in devastating form as he played a crucial role in Monchengladbach’s massive win against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Algerian international was tremendous at both ends of the field as he scored a goal, helped keep a clean sheet and managed the highest number of tackles (2) in the 6-0 win.
Central midfielder: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Defending champions Bayern Munich continued their fine Champions League form by scoring six past RB Salzburg in Austria. The Bavarians were simply unstoppable on the night, even after conceding an early goal to everyone’s shock.
Joshua Kimmich played a key role in the victory as his two assists set up the foundation for a comeback victory as he dominated the middle of the field in his usual way.
The German international created the highest number of chances (5) and made the third-highest number of interceptions (2) in the match, which Bayern Munich won 6-2.
Central Midfielder: Lars Stindl (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Lars Stindl has been one of the most underrated players in European football for quite some time. The Borussia Monchengladbach captain, who has been a constant performer for his side, had a good game in a playmaker’s role against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The German international scored a goal and provided an assist to help his side to a 6-0 win over the Ukrainian outfit.
Left-winger: Timo Werner (Chelsea)
Timo Werner is finally showing why Chelsea signed him for a hefty fee as the German can’t stop scoring at the moment. The former RB Leipzig man converted two penalties as he helped his side to a convincing 3-0 victory over Rennes and consolidated their position at the top of the group.
Right-winger: Jesus Corona (Porto)
Jesus Corona showcased his talent and reminded everyone why he is rated so highly across Europe. The young winger wreaked havoc on the backline of Marseille and helped his team to a comfortable 3-0 win.
The Mexican international provided two assists, created the highest number of chances (3) and second-highest number of interceptions (2) in the match.
Striker: Diogo Jota (Liverpool)
Diogo Jota is quickly becoming the signing of the season for the defending Premier League champions as he has been in superb form for Liverpool. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers man started over Roberto Firmino and didn’t disappoint as he netted a superb hat-trick.
Striker: Alassane Plea (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Alassane Plea just can’t stop scoring at the moment, with the Frenchman starting the Champions League campaign with a bang. The former Nice striker scored a hat-trick as he helped his side to a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
Here’s how our Champions League Team of the Week would line up: