Friday August 28 2020
Gomez makes Champions League squad of the season

UEFA named the 23-man Champions League squad of the season, containing just one Serie A player – Atalanta captain Papu Gomez.

The list was chosen by UEFA’s Technical Observers panel, and naturally focused more on the teams that made it to the Final Eight tournament in Portugal.

Despite making the same number of appearances – eight – and scoring more goals (four to three), Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus was left out in favour of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

The only Serie A representative was Atalanta captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez, who made nine appearances in the tournament on their way to the quarter-final.

Bayern Munich won the trophy, beating PSG in the Final.

UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season

Goalkeepers: Neuer (Bayern), Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Lopes (Lyon)

Defenders: Davies (Bayern), Kimmich (Bayern), Van Dijk (Liverpool), Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Angelino (RB Leipzig), Alaba (Bayern)

Midfielders: Thiago (Bayern), De Bruyne (Man City), Aouar (Lyon), Goretzka (Bayern), Sabitzer (Leipzig), Marquinhos (PSG), Gomez (Atalanta), Muller (Bayern)

Forwards: Gnabry (Bayern), Lewandowski (Bayern), Mbappe (PSG), Neymar (PSG), Messi (Barcelona), Sterling (Man City)