Striker: Lionel Messi | Barcelona

And finally, the European XI is completed by the world's best player, Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

The brilliant Argentina international has scored eight goals in nine games this season - which is below par by his miraculously high standards - but his all-round game has been typically exceptional.

Rating: 8.7

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