Is there any possible way to keep Cristiano Ronaldo out of the Champions League Team of the Season? Well, I don’t think so and it’s really hard to keep a player of such caliber out of this team. The Portuguese scored 15 goals and assisted three in the 13 appearances of the UCL this season. This performance made him the top scorer of the Champions League for the sixth season running. After, such a performance maybe it’s a time to change the UCL name to Cristiano Champions League. Because he is the only player who is dominating it not only in terms of scoring goal but also in winning the League.
Ronaldo played as the striker in the Champions League this season. But as we all have seen that the Real attacker is quite effective as a left winger. And which is the reason why we have put him in that position. Also, CR7 grabbed a lot of headlines for his acrobatic goal against Juventus this season. Many people also termed the goal as the best goal ever scored in the Champions League. And there is nothing wrong in that because the goal was quite a stunner.
Ronaldo was the sole reason behind the success of the club in the starting stages of the Champions League this season. Also, if there was no Cris then maybe Real Madrid would have been ruled out during the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.
On the other side of the attack, we have none other than Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian’s performance in this season was not only surprising but bewildering. Salah won the Premier League Player of the Season and is among the top contenders to win the Ballon d’ Or this season.
Salah scored 10 goals and assisted another four in the 13 appearances of the Champions League this season. The Reds winger was not able to win the Champions League as he was subbed off due to injury in the first half of the final. After a nasty tackle from Sergio Ramos. Also, this injury might rule him out of the World Cup as well. But let’s see there is no official announcement from club or player about it yet. In addition, we wish Salah a fast recovery and hope he will be there to represent his country in Russia.
Edin Dzeko is the final player who cracked in this team as a center forward. The Bosnian was nothing less than impressive this season. The Roma attacker scored goals, but those goals were scored against big clubs and during a crucial time. This became the top reason for putting him as a striker over the likes of other big players. Dzeko found the net for eight times in his 12 appearances in this season’s Champions League.
How can one forget that it was his goal against Shakhtar Donetsk that led his club to the quarter final stage. Also, maybe one might not be aware of the previous goal, but one can surely not forget his away goal against Barcelona. That helped his team in reaching the semi-final stage. In addition, the presence of Bosnian in attack raised the confidence of the team and helped them in performing more than what was expected from them. Dzeko was quite vital in the air and most of his goals were scored with the help of header. Although, all the clubs knew that Bosnian is good in the air but none of them could stop him. That is because of his positioning inside the box and the understanding of the game.