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5 utility players to look out for in the Champions League this season

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UD Las Palmas v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
Nacho has been filling vacant spots this season

A successful football team always requires versatile players who can play well in different positions. These days, a club competing at the highest level in Europe requires utility players who can provide various options to the manager while rotating the squad.

Everyone's familiar with some world class players who are versatile and can play at different positions when required. Manchester United had Wayne Rooney, Bayern Munich has David Alaba and similarly, Liverpool has James Milner.

Here, we take a look at 5 versatile players who could be really helpful to their respective clubs and their Champions League campaigns.

#5. Nacho Fernandez

Positions he can play: Centre back, Right back, Left Back.

Qualities: Decent sprint speed, sliding tackles and heading accuracy.

Real Madrid have not had the best of starts to the season due to many reasons. One of them was that they had a number of significant absentees from the playing 11. They haven't started a single game with their strongest squad but one spark in their squad has been Nacho Fernandez.

His dedication and consistency make him a quality player. Apart from centre-back, he has played as a left back when Marcelo was injured and now when Carvajal is sidelined due to heart problems, Zidane will put his trust in Nacho to do the job at the right back too.

His recent performance against Espanyol was impressive too. Playing as a left back he linked up well with Isco. He could not match the level of Marcelo in attack but he was solid in defence.

Therefore, Nacho is definitely a great addition to Zidane's squad.

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