Leo Messi named in Champions League squad of the 2016/2017 season

Messi is the only Barça player included in UEFA's Squad of the Tournament

Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League in the last eight

Cristiano, Messi y Buffon están en el equipo ideal de la Champions League
Cristiano, Messi y Buffon están en el equipo ideal de la Champions League 2016 / 2017 | UEFA

Lionel Messi is the only Barcelona player in UEFA's Squad of the Champions League 2016/17, with eight Real Madrid players and three Atletico Madrid players included. 


Madrid won the Champions League, beating Juventus 4-1 in the final on Saturday having previously eliminated rivals Atletico in the semi-final. 

UEFA's technical scouts, therefore, included defenders Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo,midfielders Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Isco Alarcón and forward Cristiano Ronaldo in the 18-man squad.

From Atletico, goakeeper Jan Oblak, defender Diego Godin and forward Antoine Griezmann were all included, leaving Messi as Barça's only representative.

Goalkeepers Gianluigi Buffon, defender Leonardo Bonucci and midfielder Miralem Pjanic were the beaten finalists from Juve who made the cut.


  • Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Jan Oblak (Atlético)
  • Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Diego Godín (Atlético).
  • Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Isco (Real Madrid), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), Tiemoué Bakayoko (Mónaco).
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético), Kylian Mbappé (Mónaco), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich). 


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