Champions League team of the week: Bayern and Barcelona impress

It is no surprise that Bayern Munich have three players in the Champions League team of the week after their superb display in the 5-1 win at home to Arsenal.

Germany forward Thomas Muller weighed in with two goals, and Barcelona duo Neymar and Luis Suarez join him in attack after scoring in their win over BATE Borisov.

For the second matchweek running there is just one Premier League player in the XI, with Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho celebrating his part in the win in Seville which saw City into the last 16.

Champions League team of the week

See the team from matchweek three here.

The Champions League Team of the Week is supplied by Opta and is based on more than 250 calculations.

Goalkeeper - Yuri Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg)

Yuri Lodygin
Zenit St Petersburg goalkeeper Lodygin made six saves in the match against Lyon, as well as keeping a clean sheet

Zenit St Petersburg remain the only side in the Champions League with a 100% record and Andre Villas-Boas' side qualified for the last 16 with a 2-0 win in Lyon. Goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin has only been beaten four times in four games this season.

Defender - Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Darijo Srna
Shakhtar Donetsk defender Srna had 114 touches against Malmo, more than any other player on the field

Free-kick specialist Darijo Srna was again in top form as Shakhtar kept up their hopes of qualifying from Group A with a much-needed 4-0 win at home to Swedish side Malmo. However, Donetsk face the daunting task of needing at least four points from games against Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages.

Defender - Luisao (Benfica)

Luisao
Benfica defender Luisao scored and assisted goals against Galatasaray

Benfica are top of Group C after a third win in four games and Luisao got the winner as they beat Galatasaray 2-1.

Defender - Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)

Diego Godin
Godin made 11 clearances for Atletico Madrid in the match against Astana, only two players made more in matchday four

Atletico centre-back Diego Godin was a pillar of the side which came so close to winning the Champions League in 2014 and the Uruguayan has been in superb form again this season. Godin's side were held to a goalless draw in Astana and remain in contention for a place in the last 16.

Defender - David Alaba (Bayern Munich)

David Alaba
Bayern Munich defender Alaba scored his first Champions League goal since October 2013

Left-back David Alaba often plays in central midfield for the Austrian national team and showed his quality with a superb goal against Arsenal from just outside the penalty area. He also made a crucial tackle as Nacho Monreal threatened late on.

Midfielder - Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Eran Zahavi
Maccabi Tel-Aviv midfielder Zahavi had four of his side's five shots on target against Porto

Maccabi Tel Aviv are bottom of Group G after Porto condemned them to a fourth defeat in four games. Eran Zahavi grabbed their first goal of the campaign from the penalty spot against the Portuguese giants.

Midfielder - Fernandinho (Manchester City)

Fernandinho
No Manchester City player attempted more passes than Fernandinho against Sevilla (51).

Manchester City qualified for the last 16 with a superb attacking display in the 3-1 win against Sevilla and midfielder Fernandinho added the crucial second goal with a header after Wilfried Bony's shot was blocked.

Midfielder - Thiago (Bayern Munich)

Thiago
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago attempted the most passes (125) in matchday four

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich have not qualified for the knockout stages yet but kept up their record of averaging five goals per home Champions League game with a superb display against Arsenal. Former Barcelona man Thiago created four chances on the night.

Forward - Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

Luis Suarez
Barcelona forward Suarez has scored nine times in his last eight games in all competitions

Barcelona edged closer to the last 16 with a 3-0 win at home to BATE Borisov, with Uruguay striker Luis Suarez scoring one and making another for Neymar.

Forward - Neymar (Barcelona)

Neymar
Only Cristiano Ronaldo (15) has scored more Champions League goals since the start of last season than Neymar (12).

Neymar made sure that Barca continue to thrive, despite the ongoing injury to star player Lionel Messi, with two goals in the win over Borisov. The Brazilian had four shots on target and created six chances for his team-mates.

Forward - Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Thomas Muller
Bayern Munich forward Muller has found the net seven times in his last six Champions League games at home.

Thomas Muller made it four goals in six games against Arsenal with a pair of clinical strikes in the Allianz Arena. Team-mate Robert Lewandowski may have stolen the headlines this season with his run of form but Muller now has 20 goals for club and country this season.

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