Champions League: Best XI since 2000 (5)

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Centre-back: Lucio

Lucio faced some stiff competition for the first centre-back spot - namely from the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Gerard Pique and John Terry - but the Brazilian takes it on account of his performances in the Champions League since 2000.

The commanding central defender was superb during Bayer Leverkusen’s run to the 2001/02 Champions League final, in which he opened the scoring, and was unfortunate to be on the losing side that night.

However, he landed his hands on the Champions League trophy eight years later with Inter Milan in 2010 under the management of Jose Mourinho.

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