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Champions League: Semi-final XI's head-to-head

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Ivanovic rarely lets Chelsea down
Ivanovic rarely lets Chelsea down.

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David Alaba v Branislav Ivanovic

The third straight pick from Bayern goes up against the second defensive pick from Chelsea - which probably tells you a lot about the strongest teams defensively.

Ivanovic is that rarest of things - a full-back who can genuinely defend and not just bomb forward. Alaba has been a real surprise in recent seasons and can seriously cover the ground - indeed the Austrian is the third hardest worker having ran over 115,000 metres in the Champions League.

Winner:

We're going to give this one to Ivanovic because of his more accomplished all-round game - plus the fact that he chips in with some important goals.

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