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Team of the Week from Europe's Top 5 leagues: 12 February 2018

Sumedh Pande
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Real Madrid v Real Sociedad - La Liga
Real Madrid achieved a perfect result ahead of Wednesday's clash against PSG.

A gameweek just before the return of the UEFA Champions League offers teams a chance for a dress rehearsal ahead of the all-important knockout matches. This past weekend witnessed some fine encounters all over Europe with the season now in it's business end. 

FC Barcelona faltered, while Manchester United also succumbed to a narrow loss. Real Madrid and Manchester City registered big wins, whereas Napoli continued their onslaught in the Italian Serie A. Many players gave standout performers to shine the brightest this past weekend. 

In this segment, we will take a look at the European team of the week consisting of the best of the best from this weekend's football action: 

Goalkeeper: Sergio Rico (Sevilla) 

Sevilla v Atletico de Madrid - Spanish Copa del Rey
Sevilla got all three points against Girona courtesy of Sergio Rico's heroics

In a much-needed win for the Copa Del Rey finalists, Sergio Rico produced a scintillating display. The custodian not only made a string of fine stops throughout the game but also saved a first-half penalty from Girona's Aday. 

Rico made 7 saves on the night including two unbelievable point-blank saves and was inarguably Sevilla's best player on the pitch. Sevilla were not looking at their fluid best and had to be bailed out a number of occasions by the talented shot-stopper. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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