Reece James was irresistible for Chelsea, David de Gea showed his class and Inter’s Edin Dzeko proved he’s still got it at the age of 35… but who else makes our Champions League team of the week?

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  • Champions League offers yet another feast in exciting Gameweek
  • Chelsea beat Juventus, while Man United and City beat Juventus in the last 16. Spot booked in
  • Reece James, David de Gea and Edin Jako all impressed for their clubs
  • sportsmail Made a Team of the Week from the Top Performing Stars

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The Champions League group stages are nearing their conclusion, and the fate of the teams headed to the last-16 looks pretty certain after Matchweek five.

Manchester City, United, Chelsea and Liverpool are all guaranteed spots in the next round for a clean sweep of English teams in the cap for knockout draws – with every team in the Premier League winning this week.

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City looked to PSG, United beat Villarreal away from home, Chelsea beat Juventus and Liverpool beat Porto. The blues were the pick of the bunch as they crossed the Serie A giants four with a host of top performers.

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There were also big performances across Europe as Leipzig demolished Club Brugge 5–0, while Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Sporting Lisbon also won.

But who made it? sportsmails Champions League Team of the Week on this occasion?

Chelsea had some top performers in their stunning 4-0 win over Juventus this week

David de Gea (Manchester United)

It hasn’t been an easy season for the Spaniard at the Sticks, with Manchester United going through some tough times this season that resulted in the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But while it was only one game under new interim boss Michael Carrick, De Gea looked like his old self – helping to keep Villarreal out and secure a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory at the world level. Make a few stops.

He was hailed as ‘an absolute monster’ by pundit and former United star Owen Hargreaves after a sharp reaction to pulling off Manu Trigueros’ attempt at the hour mark. He held his side in the game before Ronaldo and Sancho secured crucial away wins to secure their place in the next round. That was important.

David de Gea was unbeaten in goal for Manchester United, made a string of top saves

David de Gea was unbeaten in goal for Manchester United, made a string of top saves

Reece James (Chelsea)

Chelsea are almost becoming an attacking player for full-back Thomas Tuchel – and at least finish like one after a stellar performance against Juventus.

James has been in irresistible form for the Blues this season and took them to Europe this week after his man-of-the-match performance, which saw him drop a ball down the chest before trailing Wojcick Szczeciny.

He patrolled the right flank in a hammering 4-0 and now has five goals and five assists this season and is getting more impressive at Stamford Bridge.

Reece James is becoming more and more influential for Chelsea and finishes like

Reece James is becoming more and more influential for Chelsea and finishes like

Trevoh Chaloba (Chelsea)

What’s going on this season of 22 years. He has started six times in the Premier League to help top the table and has now scored on his Champions League debut – and isn’t a bad opponent to make his mark against.

The centre-back had his hands full against lvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa and braced himself to secure a clean sheet and put up a solid performance at home on a half-volley to set Chelsea on their way.

He now has three goals for the season and is not hurting his chances as he struggles to fight alongside Chelsea’s top defenders for a spot in the team. Chaloba now looks to be an important part of the club’s future.

Trevoh Chaloba makes Champions League debut with a dream goal against Juventus

Trevoh Chaloba makes Champions League debut with a dream goal against Juventus

Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

Chelsea’s score four and their three defender are in the team of the week? The Blues were brilliant at the top, but their performance couldn’t have been complete without their solid foundation, and while James and Chaloba were both on the scoresheet, Silva was key in making sure no one went to the other end.

The Brazilian made a stunning goal-line clearance when Morata’s effort was destined to bounce into an empty net, as he ran back to throw the ball acrobatically away from danger as it was about to cross the line.

Silva’s experience was vital to helping Chelsea win the Champions League last season and will be a big factor as they look to retain their crown while scooping up the Premier League.

Thiago Silva was strong from behind and was key in the goal attempt out of line

Thiago Silva was strong from behind and was key in the goal attempt out of line

Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan)

It was an outstanding performance from the Croatia star, who is enjoying a really impressive season for the Italian giants. He assisted in a 2–0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk to set up Edin Dzeko’s second goal from a left-back position for the Italian side.

He now has three for club and country – as well as five goals, and is showing his club why they should offer him a new deal, with his current season expiring at the end of the season.

Perisic – who was also heavily involved in the first goal for Dzeko – is 32 but still has a lot to offer after starring briefly for his country at the European Championships this summer.

Ivan Perisic is having a super season for Inter Milan and was involved in both his goals

Ivan Perisic is having a super season for Inter Milan and was involved in both his goals

Thiago (Liverpool)

The Spanish midfielder may not have had the quickest start to life at Anfield, but he is slowly producing more and more quality and has certainly given us a glimpse of what he really is in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Porto. What is capable of winning.

It was an absolute screamer from the former Bayern Munich star as he zipped all the way along the turf to destroy a howitzer from about 30 yards and lashed into the bottom right hand corner. Porto keeper Diogo Costa was not given a chance.

He was arguably the Reds’ best performer of the night with an 86 percent pass success rate and set the pace for Jurgen Klopp’s men before withdrawing on 63 minutes, possibly to keep him fresh for the home clash against Southampton. for.

Thiago Alcantara made a shout out against Porto and set the pace for Jurgen Klopp's men.

Thiago Alcantara made a shout out against Porto and set the pace for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

You could say that Carlo Ancelotti’s men were in cross control against Sheriff Tiraspol because his German playwright ran the show. He not only came on the scoresheet, but took a perfectly set course, completing 112 of his 117 passes and making eight-ball recoveries throughout.

He added a second goal against Moldovan Minos, ending a brilliant passing move to ping a ball into the top corner – ricocheting off the crossbar and with the goal-line technology regime it had indeed crossed the line. This was brilliant technique from the 2014 World Cup winner.

It was his second goal in three games, and the last time he completed a run of the game after earning a man-of-the-match performance in a 4–1 win over Grenada. World class central midfielder who keeps performing at the top.

Toni Kroos ran the show for Real Madrid and also got on the scoresheet against the Sheriff

Toni Kroos ran the show for Real Madrid and also got on the scoresheet against the Sheriff

Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig)

Leaving the French would have been criminal. He has been in electric form this season, and was a big part of Leipzig’s 5–0 loss to Club Brugge.

He also grabbed a brace and an assist – with his record now 13 goals and four assists for the campaign. His first game was fairly simple – tapping home from a rebound to open the scoring, and having the final say – breaking into the corner after a few pinballs in the box to wrap up the win.

Earlier, he had set up Emil Forsberg’s second goal and it was an all-round super performance from the midfielder. He will certainly have some serious interest at the end of the current season.

With two goals and one assist, it was an almost perfect performance from Christopher Nkunku.

With two goals and one assist, it was an almost perfect performance from Christopher Nkunku.

Emil Forsberg (Leipzig)

Forsberg was arguably even better than Nkunku after scoring a 2–0 penalty, before his wonderfully rifled finish in the bottom left corner for the fourth goal.

Everything went through Sweden, and he was named man of the match for his efforts – after ensuring that his side was massive and had four goals at the break.

His energy and temperament made it difficult to take your eyes off him as he joined brilliantly with his teammates to create a tough day for Belgium.

But Emil Forsberg was arguably Leipzig's top performer in their 5-0 win over Bruges

But Emil Forsberg was arguably Leipzig’s top performer in their 5-0 win over Bruges

Sebastian Haller (Ajax)

Remember this former West Ham striker? He didn’t perform very well at the London Stadium, but is showing Hammer fans what could have been after a clinical showing in front of Ajax for this period.

And he was at his ruthless best, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over Beikta in the second half – scoring four goals in his last two.

Incredibly, he now has 18 of 19 games in total – with nine in the Eredivisie and nine in the Champions League – making him the top scorer of all time. Was it a mistake to leave London Stadium?

Sebastian Haller has been firing on all cylinders this season and now has 18 in his last 19 games

Sebastian Haller has been firing on all cylinders this season and now has 18 in his last 19 games

Edin Jako (Inter Milan)

Even at 35 years old, the big Bosnian holds on after following Forsberg and Haller in firing the brace this week.

The former Manchester City striker feels he is a big goal threat everywhere and had a big job to replace Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan. But he wasted no time in the grip of life at the San Siro – having already scored his tenth goal in the Italian capital.

His first box out came as he left home after a Golmouth scuffle, before going head-on from close range into the net from Perisic’s cross.

Edin Jako turns 35 but continues to score regular goals this season after joining Inter Milan

Edin Jako turns 35 but continues to score regular goals this season after joining Inter Milan

Sportsmail's team of the week includes three Chelsea defenders, with Toni Cross anchoring in midfield and three brace scorers at the top

Sportsmail’s team of the week includes three Chelsea defenders, with Toni Cross anchoring in midfield and three brace scorers at the top

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