Bayern dominate the starting XI after the best display of the week.
The 2013/14 Champions League campaign is now two games in and everyone is beginning to get a flavour of who the favourites are going to be as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid dominate.
Here is the fanatix Team of the Week for Europe’s top domestic competition.
GK – Fraser Forster: It was another impressive display for the goalkeeper against Barcelona and if it weren’t for the Englishman Celtic would have been overrun. Despite Lionel Messi not playing.
RB – Philipp Lahm: Cue angry outbursts that the German now plays in defensive midfield, but we have put Lahm at the 29-year-old’s usual right-back to fit into this team after a fine display.
LB – David Alaba: The Austrian is young and yet is showing great confidence and awareness to operate as one of the best attacking full-backs in Europe currently.
CB – Marquinhos: What a signing the 19-year-old has been as although Paris Saint-Germain paid £30.1m for the Brazilian, the centre-back already looks like one of the best defenders in the tournament.
CB – Benedikt Howedes: A Man of the Match performance from the German was enough to see a confident FC Basel side off, who were high from a win at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.
CM – Ramires: Meanwhile, Chelsea were banishing the ghosts of that defeat to the Swiss champions with a 0-4 hammering of Steaua Bucharest in which Ramires bagged two goals.
CM – Toni Kross: An all-round superb display from the midfielder who provided both creativity and composure for Bayern as they cruised past Manchester City.
RW – Angel Di Maria: Gareth Bale may struggle to get back into the Madrid side when returning from injury with Di Maria in such great form, scoring twice against FC Copenhagen.
LW – Cristiano Ronaldo: With Messi not playing the Portugal captain clearly saw an opportunity to get ahead in the goal-scoring charts and bagged two more to take his tournament total to five.
CAM – Mesut Ozil: What a signing for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side the Germany international is turning out to be, with a goal and a assist in a surprisingly routine win over Napoli.
ST – Konstantinos Mitroglou: The striker became the first Greek in the tournament’s history to score a hat-trick in a brilliant display against Anderlecht.