Champions League - Team of the Week: Mueller magic

Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller leads our Champions League Team of the Week after a playing a big part in the Bundesliga side's demolition of Arsenal.

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Champions League - Team of the Week: Mueller magic
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Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller (Reuters)

The Germany international was instrumental in Bayern's 3-1 win at the Emirates, which puts them in a great position to progress through to the quarter-finals.

Mueller is joined by two team-mates in the shape of Philipp Lahm and Daniel van Buyten, both of whom make our elite team due of their defensive - and offensive - efforts in north London.

AC Milan's sensational win over Barcelona is reflected by the inclusion of three Rossoneri players - while the irrepressible Burak Yilmaz of Galatasaray leads the line on his own.

Schalke's Timo Hildebrand takes his place in goal, while Alex Sandro, Martin Demichelis and Joao Moutinho complete our rather mouthwatering line-up.

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Formation 4-2-3-1

(Expert rating in brackets)

GK: Timo Hildebrand - Schalke

The German shot-stopper was at his best to deny Didier Drogba and again to foil Burak Yilmaz in an overall accomplished display in between the sticks. (7)

RB: Philipp Lahm - Bayern Munich

A constant threat going forward down Bayern's right, the Germany captain was at his attacking best and set up the third - and potentially killer - goal for Mario Mandzukic. (7)

LB: Alex Sandro - FC Porto

The Brazilian got forward well too, and again like Lahm was the provider of a goal - Porto's only one in the narrow win over Malaga. (7)

CB: Daniel van Buyten - Bayern Munich

Arsenal threw a lot at Bayern but thanks in part to Van Buyten's performance at the heart of the German side's defence, they stood firm and conceded just once - which was not at all the Belgian's fault. (7)

CB: Martin Demichelis - Malaga

Superbly marshalled the visitors' rearguard at the Estadio do Dragao; Malaga still have a chance of progressing thanks largely to his performance. (7)

CM: Joao Moutinho - FC Porto

The Portuguese midfield maestro capped a performance packed with skill and vision with a well-taken goal. (8)

CM: Riccardo Montolivo - AC Milan

Montolivo gets the nod for the manner in which he broke up Barca's countless attacks while constructing some superb passing movements on the break. (8)

AMR: Thomas Mueller - Bayern Munich

A goal and an assist capped off an all-round distinguished display from the 23-year-old as he provided a cutting edge for the visitors in the final third that Arsenal could not handle. (8)

AMC: Kevin-Prince Boateng - AC Milan

The Ghanaian's goal put the Rossoneri on their way to a famous victory over Barcelona and a sterling overall outing marked him out as a star performer on the night. (8)

AML: Sulley Muntari - AC Milan

Like his compatriot and fellow former Portsmouth player, Muntari found the back of the net at the San Siro - a goal which might well prove crucial in the tie. (7)

FW: Burak Yilmaz - Galatasaray

Showed once again just why he is up there as one of the most prolific hitmen in this season's Champions League with another fine strike. (7)

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