UEFA Champions League 2019/20: Team of the season

Modified 24 Aug 2020

Left-Back - Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

Alphonso Davies has been extraordinary this season
Alphonso Davies has been extraordinary this season

Alphonso Davies has taken the Champions League by storm this season. At his best, the Canadian full-back is unstoppable and is capable of astonishing sprints that can leave the best of defences stunned in his wake. The Bayern Munich star took Barcelona and Chelsea apart with his pace and ability and has been one of the stand-out performers for Bayern Munich under Hansi Flick.

In a Bayern Munich outfit that has a near-perfect blend of experience and youthful exuberance, Alphonso Davies has excelled in his role and his electric pace has caused the opposition a number of problems.

Davies has managed three assists in his breakthrough season in the Champions League and is one of the most exciting talents in the world. The Canadian left-back is only 19 years of age and has the potential to become one of the best full-backs in the history of the game.

Centre-back - Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)

Thiago Silva is a rock in Paris Saint-Germain
Thiago Silva is a rock in Paris Saint-Germain's defence

Paris Saint-Germain has maintained an excellent defensive record in the Champions League this season and Thiago Silva's colossal presence in the French champions' defensive line deserves much of the credit. The Brazilian veteran has barely put a foot wrong in Paris Saint-Germain's campaign and is still one of the most reliable defenders in the world.

Thiago Silva is one of the leaders of the Paris Saint-Germain squad and his presence adds an aura of solidity to an inexperienced French back-line. The Brazilian is quick on his feet and has used his years of experience in the Champions League to give the French Champions their first Champions League final appearance this season.

At 35 years of age, Thiago Silva is still linked to some of the most high-profile clubs in Europe. The Brazilian star can leave Paris Saint-Germain with his head held high after a thoroughly successful season.

Centre-Back - Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig)

Upamecano has enjoyed a stellar season
Upamecano has enjoyed a stellar season

Dayot Upamecano's breakthrough season has been eventful, to say the least. The RB Leipzig defender has been one of his side's best players in the Champions League and has been linked with a transfer to some of the best clubs in Europe.

Upamecano has committed his future to the German side, however, and Julian Nagelsmann will be thrilled. The French defender has been one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga this season and proved his doubters wrong by putting in impeccable performances in the Champions League.

RB Leipzig shocked Tottenham Hostpur in the knock-out rounds with a 4-0 aggregate victory and Upamecano repelled wave after wave of attack to keep Leipzig in the reckoning till the semi-finals of the Champions League. The French centre-back is only 21 years of age and can grow into one of the best defenders in the world.

Right-back - Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Joshua Kimmich has enjoyed a fruitful season
Joshua Kimmich has enjoyed a fruitful season

Joshua Kimmich is arguably one of the most underrated full-backs in the world. The German defender plays a crucial role for Bayern Munich and has been the unsung hero of the Bavarians' successful Champions League campaign.

Joshua Kimmich has long been considered the rightful heir of Philipp Lahm's throne at Bayern Munich and may well have proved his mettle after a stellar Champions League campaign. Much like his predecessor, Kimmich can also play in the midfield and his versatility and technical ability make him a prized asset for Bayern Munich.

Kimmich has an impressive tally in the Champions League and has managed 2 goals and 4 assists for Bayern Munich. The German full-back is yet to hit his peak and will be one of Bayern Munich's most important players for years to come.

Honourable Mentions: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain)

Also Read: La Liga 2019/20: Team of the season

Published 24 Aug 2020
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