UCL fans' top-five: Thiago, PSG stars occupy top spots

Sport360 brings you the best five players from the Champions League Round of 16 First leg fixtures, as chosen by you, the supporters, through our ValoraFutbol fan ratings tool.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
16th February 2017

article:16th February 2017

After each Champions League week, Sport360 brings you the best five players from the UEFA Champions League, as chosen by you the supporters through our ValoraFutbol fan ratings tool.

YOU have direct influence on who appears in each top-five, so be sure to rate each weekend.


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THIAGO ALCANTARA (BAYERN MUNCHEN) – 8.2

A ruthless first-leg performance at home from Bayern came courtesy of Thiago Alcantara, who put on an excellent display in midfield.

His passes were both productive and penetrative, while two goals and an assist for Thomas Mueller, who badly needed a goal, summed up a perfect outing for Thiago.

He might have been a bit lucky with the second goal, but overall led the charge for his team and made his manager one happy man.

ANGEL DI MARIA (PARIS SAINT GERMAIN) – 7.8

Let’s call it perfect birthday celebrations, Angel Di Maria certainly couldn’t have dreamt of a better night, that too against a full-strength Barcelona side.

An accurate free-kick to open the scoring for PSG and then a curling finish in the second half, beating Andre ter Stegen saw a man of the match display from Di Maria.

Some way to celebrate your 29th birthday!

MARCO VERRATTI (PARIS SAINT GERMAIN) – 7.7

With Andres Iniesta on the pitch, many would not have expected Verratti to outshine the Spaniard. But PSG’s 4-0 routing of Barcelona was orchestrated by Verratti who was decisive throughout his time of the field.

Chances created, assists, tackles, passing accuracy; Verratti ran the show on the night.

Whether it was shielding the ball when in possession or stealing it from a fellow opponent, Verratti was top-notch. His role was instrumental in PSG thrashing Barcelona.

ADRIEN RABIOT (PARIS SAINT GERMAIN) – 7.6

Against Barcelona, was a night PSG’s game plan was executed to perfection and among the many characters that made it possible for them was Adrien Rabiot.

Passing, making runs and winning the ball for the team, Rabiot made it even tougher for Barcelona.

Whether in the final third or his own half, Rabiot made some fabulous moves that resulted in either his team looking dangerous, or his team retaining possession.

JULIAN DRAXLER (PARIS SAINT GERMAIN) 7.5

Scored a goal and generally looked lethal in attack, Julian Draxler was also superb for his side.

He caused Sergi Roberto plenty of headache throughout the game and the kind of finish he produced for his goal spoke volumes of his ability.

All in all, Draxler too came to the party, which turned out to be quite a heavy one for him and his team-mates.


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