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UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Best XI (first-leg)

Sumedh Pande
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Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg
Real Madrid registered the most notable victory in the round of 16

These past two weeks produced some riveting footballing action courtesy of the Champions League. With many blockbuster fixtures on display, the round of 16 first leg ties produced some of the best games of the season, be it the humdinger in Turin or the thriller at Stamford Bridge. 

Along with some classics, there were routs of the highest order as well with Liverpool and Bayern Munich thumping five past their opponents. In all the eight fixtures, some of the usual suspects shone whereas the others failed on the biggest of stages. 

In this segment, let's take a look at the best XI of players that dominated the proceedings in the round of 16 first leg of the UEFA Champions League: 

Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United) 

Sevilla FC v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg
The great wall of Manchester

Where would Manchester United be without this man? For starters, probably out of contention against Sevilla in the Champions League by now. De Gea was absolutely colossal last night and kept United in the tie. 

He made 8 saves against Sevilla and has stopped 18 of the 19 shots that have come in his way in Europe this season. De Gea's save against a Luis Muriel header from just five yards out was just stunning and may go down as the save of the campaign.

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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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