Team of the week from Europe's top five leagues: March 12, 2018
Just as always, the top five European leagues lived up to its reputation this past weekend to produce some action-packed encounters. Manchester United beat Liverpool in the clash of the weekend and staked their claim on the second spot. Arsenal also got back to winning ways in front of a scantily filled Emirates.
Juventus extended their stay at the top of Serie A with a win over Udinese as Napoli lost further ground in the title race with a goalless draw against Inter Milan. The likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona continued their dominance at the summit of their respective leagues with routine yet emphatic victories.
Many players gave standout performances, shining brightly this past weekend. And 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: Petr Cech (Arsenal)
The Gunners and Petr Cech, in particular, have come under scrutiny in recent weeks with a number of lackadaisical performances. But against Watford, fresh from their win over AC Milan, Arsenal looked at their fluent best with Petr Cech helping out at the back efficiently when the need arose.
At the hour mark, Cech stopped a penalty from Troy Deeney, guessing the direction right and palming the ball away. It came at a crucial time in the game when Arsenal were leading 2-0 as a goal back for Watford at that juncture would have opened a few doors for the visitors. In doing so, Cech finally kept his 200th Premier League clean sheet - the most for any keeper in the history of the league.