Neymar excluded from 2015/16 Champions League team of the season

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With the Champions League done and dusted for another year, UEFA have announced their squad of the season - and there's a notable omission. 

While there's not a single Premier League player in the final 18-man squad despite the fact that Manchester City made it to the semi-finals, it's Neymar's absence that has raised more than a few eyebrows.

The Brazilian managed three goals in nine appearances in Europe for Barcelona, including a strike against Arsenal at the Nou Camp.

However that wasn't enough to earn him a spot in the final squad, with Antoine Griezmann, Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez the forwards included instead.

Atletico Madrid 'keeper Jan Oblak is included alongside Manuel Neuer in goal after his final heroics, while there's a distinctly Madrid feel in defence too; Diego Godin, Juanfran, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo all in, alongside PSG's Thiago Silva.

In midfield, Atletico duo Gabi and Koke feature alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. Andres Iniesta is Barcelona's sole representative in midfield.

According to UEFA, the squad was chosen by UEFA's technical team which comprised of Ioan Lupescu (UEFA chief technical officer), Sir Alex Ferguson, Jean-Paul Brigger, Ginés Meléndez, Mixu Paatelainen, Thomas Schaaf, Peter Rudbæk, Savo Milošević, David Moyes and Mircea Lucescu.

Real Madrid claimed a record 11th European crown with a 5-3 win on penalties against Atletico Madrid at the San Siro on Saturday, meaning Spanish clubs have won the last three Champions Leagues in a row.

What do you make of the team - who should be included that is missing?

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