It’s back with a bang and it promises to be as big as ever; the Champions League is finally set to return to our screens this week.

Whilst naturally being heralded as one of the most exciting sporting competitions in the world and only counted behind the World Cup as the best tournament in football, the latter stages of the Champions League is where the very best players make their names.

With the majority of clubs in the last 16 ranked amongst the best on the planet, it stands to reason that a fair few of the players who will be competing over the next few weeks find themselves in the highest bracket of footballer.

Here we offer our take on the very best stars left in the competition. We give you the Champions League round of 16 XI….

Topics:
#Manuel Neuer
#Cristiano Ronaldo
#Ronaldo
#Franck Ribery
#Lionel Messi
#Gnegneri Toure Yaya
#Premier League
#Eden Hazard
#Vincent Kompany
#UEFA Champions League
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