Monday, 5 June 2017

Messi Only Barca Player In 2016/17 UCL Squad

UEFA have released their Squad of the Tournament for this season's edition of the Champions League.
Lionel Messi is the only Barcelona player in UEFA's Squad of the Champions League 2016/17, with eight Real Madrid players and three Atletico Madrid players included.

Madrid won the Champions League beating Juventus 4-1 in the final on Saturday having previously eliminated rivals Atletico in the semi-final.

UEFA's technical scouts, therefore, included defenders Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo,midfielders Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Isco AlarcĂłn and forward Cristiano Ronaldo in the 18-man squad.

From Atletico, goakeeper Jan Oblak, defender Diego Godin and forward Antoine Griezmann were all included, leaving Messi as Barca's only representative.

Goalkeepers Gianluigi Buffon, defender Leonardo Bonucci and midfielder Miralem Pjanic were the beaten finalists from Juve who made the cut.

2016/17 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SQUAD IN FULL
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid)

Defenders: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Diego GodĂ­n (AtlĂ©tico Madrid)

Midfielders: Casemiro  (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Isco (Real Madrid), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), TiemouĂ© Bakayoko (AS Monaco)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Kylian Mbappé (AS Monaco), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

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