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UCL Group Stage Best XI

With the UEFA Champions League group stage officially over, we take a look at the best XI from the first round of Europe's biggest club competition.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see a starting XI of players who had the best ratings of the group stage, according to WhoScored.

The group stage brought fans the excitement they anticipated, with Bayern Munich's 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain this week being one of the most enthralling games of the competition, as was Tottenham Hotspur's 3-1 victory over Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium.

Many players were on top form for their respective clubs, and according to WhoScored, Qarabag FK's Ibrahim Sehic was the highest rated shot-stopper of the group stage, despite his side's failure to progress through to the next round of the competition.

Paris Saint-Germain's Dani Alves was selected at right back, while his fullback partner Layvin Kurzawa was chosen at left back. The football statistics website rated Manchester City's John Stones and Real Madrid's Nacho as the two best centre backs of the group stage.

Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho were named in midfield, along with Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard and PSG's world record signing Neymar, who contributed to 10 goals in six group matches.

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Spurs forward Harry Kane and Los Blancos superstar Cristiano Ronaldo were selected as the best strikers at this stage of the tournament. While Kane was impressive with his six goals in five matches, Ronaldo set a new UCL record in becoming the first player to score in all six group clashes.

Would you make any changes to this XI? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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