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European XI of the Season for 2017/18

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Left Back: Alex Sandro (Juventus)

Benevento Calcio v Juventus - Serie A
Alex Sandro is the embodiment of the modern-day full back

25 appearances in the league would normally not qualify a player for our Team of the Season but Alex Sandro is the proverbial exception to the rule. The Brazilian left-back is irreplaceable at Juventus and will be dearly missed should he move clubs in the summer.

Sandro brings everything you wish for in a left back, his attacking play is creative and fast, whilst not forgetting his defensive duties. He has scored four goals and assists to his name this season, earning him a rating of 7.45.

While he does need to work on his discipline, receiving eight yellow cards this season, his pace and consistency have made him the focus of several teams from the other top European leagues.

Alex Sandro's importance to the Bianconeri is further clarified by the fact, that they didn't lose any of the 25 matches he featured in this season.

In an impressive campaign, where the champions have only lost 19 of a possible 111 points, so far, 13 of those points were lost in the absence of the Brazilian international.

It is safe to say, that Juventus will not let go of Sandro willingly, but if they have to, then he will be sold for way more than his €50 Million market value, he could even potentially become the most expensive defender in the world.

However, Alex Sandro's fantastic season with Juventus, along with his importance to the side earn him a well-deserved spot in our European Team of the Season.


Honourable Mention: Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona)

Alba has been fantastic for Barcelona this season and deserves a mention for his contribution to the Blaugrana's fantastic campaign. However, Alex Sandro's impact on Juventus is amazing and he is absolutely irreplaceable for the Italian champions.