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Champions League Team of the Season

Find out who made the cut in our Champions League team of the season for 2014-15.

MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN | BARCELONA | The fact that Claudio Bravo held the No.1 spot in domestic duties makes Ter Stegen's consistency in Europe all the more impressive. Six clean sheets before the final underpinned Barcelona's impressive defensive form, but highlights were saves from Sergio Aguero's penalty and a remarkable reaction stop to deny Robert Lewandowski.

GERARD PIQUE | BARCELONA | The Spain international's return to top form has been an overlooked cornerstone to Barcelona's success this season. Pique was immense in the knockout phase especially and conceded just 10 fouls en route to the final, highlighting his composure at the back.

GIORGIO CHIELLINI | JUVENTUS | Helped the Italian champions to six clean sheets in the tournament and only Xabi Alonso and Toni Kroos completed more passes throughout the rounds. His absence in the final was keenly felt.

AYMEN ABDENNOUR | MONACO | Having missed the first four group games, the Tunisian returned to grab his side by the scruff of the neck and drag them as far as the quarter-finals. He shut down Bayer Leverkusen, scored the winner against Zenit and was a towering presence in the shock win over Arsenal. It took a penalty from Arturo Vidal to find a way past him in the last eight. 

YACINE BRAHIMI | PORTO | The Algerian winger was a leading light in a fine campaign for the Portuguese side. A stunning hat-trick on the opening day against BATE caught the continent's attention and he went on to register a further two goals - including a belter against Basel - and three assists.

XABI ALONSO | BAYERN MUNICH | The Spaniard did his utmost to keep Bayern's hopes alive despite their injury crisis. Super free-kick goals against Manchester City and Porto capped a strong showing in the tournament, in which he made 803 passes as the heartbeat of the semi-finalists' side.

TONI KROOS | REAL MADRID | The Germany star completed more passes than anyone else in the tournament and bagged three assists to boot. In a side which was blighted by injuries in the latter stages, Kroos was a standout performer.

ANDRES INIESTA | BARCELONA | Having switched to a deeper role this season, Iniesta emerged as the dictator behind Barca's latest treble-winning incarnation. Five assists across the tournament - including one for Ivan Rakitic in the final, in which he was arguably the best player - capped a superb European campaign for the Spain star.

LIONEL MESSI | BARCELONA | Ten goals and five assists this year make him the most lethal attacker in the tournament, but his all-round play in the knockout rounds was nothing short of inspirational. He tore Manchester City to pieces and left Bayern embarrassed at Camp Nou to guide Barca to their fourth final in nine years, and his decisive pass and saved shot led to two of their final goals.

LUIZ ADRIANO | SHAKHTAR DONETSK | The Brazilian dragged his largely inconsistent side through the group stage by scoring a remarkable nine goals, five of which came in the hammering of BATE. He also led the line spiritedly in the 0-0 draw with Bayern before Shakhtar's shortcomings were laid bare in the last-16 second leg.

CRISTIANO RONALDO | REAL MADRID | Europe's top league goalscorer could not have done much more to keep his side's title defence alive, not least as he rescued them from embarrassment at home to Schalke. Ten goals and four assists throughout the campaign - including two in the semi-final - saw him shine in the tournament once again.
Champions League Team of the Season Reviewed by Jisieike Samuel on June 07, 2015 Rating: 5

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