UEFA names Ronaldo, Messi, in Champions League squad

The Union of European Football Association technical observers on Monday has released the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season with Champions Real Madrid producing eight players.

The squad also included three players from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi meaning players in the Spanish La Liga dominated UEFA’s 18-man squad with 12 players.

Gianluigi Buffon and Jan Oblak were picked by UEFA as the competition’s top two goalkeepers.

The defence is made up of Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, Atletico’s Diego Godin and Madrid’s Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal.

Real Madrid have the most players in midfield with the inclusions of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Isco Alarcon, supported by Juventus playmaker Miralem Pjanic and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The attack contains Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who combined to score 43 goals throughout the campaign.

 

 

Aisha JM