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Two-Goal CR7 Snubbed In UCL Team Of The Week

Two-Goal Cristiano Ronaldo Snubbed In UEFA Champions League Team Of The Week

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 14, 2017 12:34 PM @KeeganKruger

Despite his two goals against APOEL on Wednesday night, Cristiano Ronaldo was snubbed for WhoScored's UEFA Champions League Team of the Week. Find out here, who made it instead of him.

Click through the gallery above to see which 11 players were selected for WhoScored.com's UCL Team of the Week.

There were a total of 54 goals scored in the 16 fixtures of the first UCL game week, and the standout results were FC Barcelona beating last season's finalists Juventus 3-0, Chelsea smashing new boys Qarabag 6-0 and Tottenham Hotspur brushing aside Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Wembley.

AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson was standout No. 1 in the first round of the competition, and with a rating of 7.8 the Brazilian’s performance earned his team a valuable point against La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid.

Manchester United’s Ashley Young (rating: 8.5), Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos (rating 8.5), Manchester City’s John Stones (Rating 9.9), who was the week’s highest rated defender, and Bayern Munich’s Rafinha (rating 7.9) were selected in the back four.

Lionel Messi’s two goals against Italian champions Juventus saw him receive a rating of 9.7, and the Argentine was picked in this week’s midfield, along with Atletico’s Saul Niguez (rating: 9.7), Benfica’s Andrija Zivkovic (rating: 8.9) and Bayern’s Thiago Alcantara (rating: 9.4).

Leading the line is Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane (rating: 9.6) and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, who received a score of 9.3.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, only received a 8.68 rating, which wasn't good enough to be selected among the forwards, despite picking up the Man of the Match award in his side's clash with APOEL.

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Note: The team of the week was compiled by statistics website WhoScored.com, who use their own algorithms and data to come up with their unique scoring system out of 10.

Would you make any changes to this team? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Flipping lyf Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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Flipping lyf Sep 14, 2017 06:16 PM
Cr7 u know how put ur hater's in hurtfontein keep on bagging those goals and they will forever live with heart bleeding#king rule european football
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lulikho Sep 14, 2017 05:49 PM
@Golden Boots CR7 no dribbling skills? Yooh...U want him to do Messi's zig-zag moves? U call that skill...
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musah005 Sep 14, 2017 05:35 PM
As john stones received the highest rating,does this mean he is the best player in the world? Come on people
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Golden Boots Sep 14, 2017 05:08 PM
The cow has no dribbling skills, so this is no surprise!
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Iviweluwalala Sep 14, 2017 04:56 PM
Scholes,Kean,Giggs,Rooney,Ferd inand,Sylvester,W.brown,And many more with sir Alex in charge messi wld have excel as Ronaldo did
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lulikho Sep 14, 2017 04:13 PM
@Schweinstriker_31 What is a tap inn bro?
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Schweinstriker_31 Sep 14, 2017 03:51 PM
even that man of the match award and 8,68 rating was biased
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Schweinstriker_31 Sep 14, 2017 03:48 PM
tap inn and penalty against unknown APOEL.I'm not surprised
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Emildo12 Sep 14, 2017 03:13 PM
We as fans of Real Madrid and king7 will never complain because we know that at the end Ronaldo will be champions League best player and top goal scorer just like in the past 5 season's
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Shepherd Mtetwa Sep 14, 2017 03:06 PM
Masesi about to vomit
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connaissance09 Sep 14, 2017 02:43 PM
There is nothing special about scoring penalty against a team from Cyprus
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ortonmakarara@gmail.com Sep 14, 2017 02:16 PM
Useless fifa
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ortonmakarara@gmail.com Sep 14, 2017 02:16 PM
Ronaldo
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MR E Sep 14, 2017 02:16 PM
Messi still gona out-classed penaldo!
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Livhuwanitshikovhi027@gmail.com Sep 14, 2017 02:06 PM
Lol lol as if CR7 cares. With him is all about becoming top goal scorer and winning the cup .thats it lol
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kgosi0520 Sep 14, 2017 02:03 PM
cavanni an kane an who is the number 9 an cavanni.was not that great
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sabza92 Sep 14, 2017 01:52 PM
Messi and Stones were the best players in the first round
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KBY-FORCE Sep 14, 2017 01:22 PM
Useless
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mkhok Sep 14, 2017 12:55 PM
mxm

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