Messi & CR7 in, but Neymar missing from UEFA XI

first_imgLionel Messi Messi and Ronaldo make UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year, but Neymar misses out again Jamie Smith 21:08 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) RonaldoMessiNeymar - cropped Getty Images/AFP Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Marcelo Kevin De Bruyne Eden Hazard Neymar Real Madrid v Barcelona Juventus v Genoa Manchester City v Chelsea Dijon v PSG Real Madrid Barcelona PSG Juventus Manchester City Chelsea Primera División Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Talismanic figures at Barcelona and Real Madrid make the cut, but for the second year in a row the selection has no place for PSG’s Brazilian star Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the 2017 UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year, but Neymar has been left out for the second time in succession.Despite becoming the world’s most expensive player when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million and thriving in Ligue 1, Neymar did not make the cut.Instead, Eden Hazard of Chelsea is the third member of an attacking trident in a team dominated by Real Madrid stars after Zinedine Zidane’s men retained the Champions League and beat Barca to winning La Liga last year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric join Ronaldo in the team, while Messi is the only Barcelona player to feature.Although Neymar did not receive enough votes to make the team, his Brazil and PSG team-mate Dani Alves is in, with veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon – included for the fifth time – joined by his Juventus colleague Giorgio Chiellini.Hazard is one of just two Premier League representatives included – both of whom are in the team for the first time – with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne earning a place for his dazzling form.The total number of 8,779,639 votes for the 2017 UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year is a record, with 798,149 unique users taking part.#TeamOfTheYear Introducing your 2017 all-star XI after a record 8.8m votes! — Team of the Year 2017 (@ChampionsLeague) January 11, 2018 Fans’ Team of the Year 2017 in full: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy); Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy), Marcelo (Real Madrid & Brazil); Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium, Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany), Luka Modric (Real Madrid & Croatia); Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium), Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal).last_img read more

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