Cristiano Ronaldo is no where to be found as UEFA release 23-man Champions League squad of the season.
The 36-year-old scored four goals and assisted two others in six UCL games however, his individual brilliance was unable to help them go beyond the last 16. Juve were dumped out of the competition by FC Porto despite playing 4-4 on aggregate after both legs of the round.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi whose Barcelona team crashed out at the same stage as the Old Lady made the shortlist dominated by players of the winning team Chelsea.
The Argentine scored five times and assisted two goals in six games but his Calatan club was humbled out of the competition by Paris Saint Germain 5-2 on aggregate. However, seven Chelsea players including history-making Edouard Mendy were named in the squad while five of Pep Guardiola’s men were also selected. Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Erling Haaland, and Karim Benzema made the squad of the season.
List of the 23-man Champions League all-star squad of the season
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ederson (Man. City), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) Defenders Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Ruben Dias (Man. City), Marquinhos (PSG), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), David Alaba (Bayern)
Jorginho (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Ilkay Gundoğan (Man. City), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), Phil Foden (Man City)
Erling Haaland (Dortmund), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Neymar (PSG), Lionel Messi (Barcelona).
Introducing the #UCL Squad of the Season for 2020/21! 🔥🔥🔥
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 31, 2021