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UEFA Champions League 2017/18: Best XI of the semi-finals

Sumedh Pande
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Real Madrid v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg
Navas was the Man of the Match in the second leg

20 goals and 4 sensational semi-final matches later, we finally have our two finalists. Liverpool and Real Madrid, the two European powerhouses, will fight it out on May 26 in Kiev to be crowned the worthy champions of this season's UEFA Champions League. 

Bayern Munich and AS Roma fought till the last second of their respective ties but could not find that extra something. In the end, it was fine margins that decided the outcome. 

In both ties, some players stood on a pedestal higher than their counterparts and displayed character and skill in both the legs. In this piece, we compile the best XI from the semi-final matches - players who performed at a high level for close to 180 minutes:

Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) 

Making 12 saves across two legs, Keylor Navas was one of the biggest reasons why Real Madrid are in the grand finale of the competition. He was decent in the first leg but took his performance to a whole new level in the second leg. 

Despite conceding two on the night, Navas made one save after another to keep Bayern Munich at bay. He was adjudged the Man of the Match for his heroics and once again proved his worth to the reigning champions. 

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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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