Champions League - Team of the Week: Four-star Milan
Thu, 16 Feb 09:00:00 2012
AC Milan's four goals against Arsenal have resulted in four Rossoneri players making our Team of the Week, as selected via our expert and user matchcast ratings.
(Team formation: 4-3-3)
RB: Vedran Corluka (Bayer Leverkusen) - Expert 7, Users 5.8 - The former Tottenham defender, signed in January, was the pick of the German side's defenders and provided the assist for their solitary goal.
CB: Thiago Silva (Milan) - Expert 7, Users 7 - A solid performance at the back from the Brazilian who helped the Italian side keep a clean sheet.
CB: Paulo Jorge (APOEL Nicosia) - Expert 8, Users 6.3 - The APOEL defender may have ended up on the losing side, but he limited Lyon to a single goal with an inspired performance.
LB: Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen) - Expert 8, Users 6.3 - Like team-mate Corluka, got forward to good effect in the second half and was on hand to nod home the Bundesliga side's goal.
RM: Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) - Expert 8, Users 7.4 - A surprise inclusion in Lyon's starting line-up but coach Remi Garde's faith in him was rewarded when he swooped to net the decisive goal.
CM: Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg) - Expert 9, Users 7.9 - An all-action performance from the midfielder, who scored with two clever finishes and dictated the tempo of a game his side mostly dominated.
LM: Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona) - Expert 8, Users 7 - A well-taken brace on the Chilean's full Champions League debut announced his arrival on the scene.
FW: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - Expert 9, Users 6.6 - A goal and an assist, but Messi's all-round performance against Leverkusen was just a delight to watch.
FW: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) - Expert 9, Users 7.6 - Won and scored a penalty but Ibra deserves praise for a glorious performance as a deep-lying forward: Arsenal packed the midfield, so he simply joined them, tearing them apart with his passing.
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