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Team of the week from Europe's top 5 leagues: February 26, 2018

Sumedh Pande
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Barcelona v Girona - La Liga
FC Barcelona played staggeringly well this past weekend

League action resumed across Europe this weekend and as expected, it produced some riveting contests. Though Juventus and Manchester City did not play a league game this weekend, other top teams did not disappoint. 

Manchester United won an all-important top four clash against Chelsea whereas Real Madrid and FC Barcelona also registered thumping victories. AC Milan also caught the eye in their 2-0 win over AS Roma. Many players gave standout performances, shining brightly, 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 Asenjo (Villarreal) 

Villarreal CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga
Asenjo stopped two penalties against Getafe

In order to maintain their top-five position in the league, the Submarines needed to avoid any let off against Getafe. Although they took a lead in the first half, Getafe gradually came into the game and put Villarreal under the cosh. But Sergio Asenjo stood in the way of Getafe on the night. 

The custodian saved two penalties and proved to be the saviour for his side. He guessed both the spot-kicks correctly and also made a couple of other decent saves. Asenjo was the difference between a win and a loss for Villarreal as the Spaniard produced a masterclass between the sticks. 

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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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