Thursday, October 04, 2012

UEFA Champions League: Team of the Week & Ten Things We Learned

Formation: 3-4-3

Joe Hart (Manchester City)
David Luiz (Chelsea)
Leandro Salino (Sporting Braga) 
Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland)
Eliseu (Málaga CF) 
Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev) 
Jonas - (Valencia CF)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 
Gary Hooper (Celtic)
Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 
Vitali Rodionov (BATE Borisov) 

9) Some of the finishing this season has been ridiculous

As Jeff Stelling pointed out, there have been 93 goals so far in the Champions League this season, the highest total in 10 years. It's easy to see why. While the group stages can often be stodgy, some of the finishing this year has been a delight to watch. On Wednesday night we were treated to three chipped finishes (in ascending order of cheek: Aaron Ramsey, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eliseu); a curling, raking shot across the keeper (Porto's James Rodríguez) and an amazing bicycle kick (Karim Benzema). Roll on the highlights shows. 

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