Cristiano Ronaldo leads Messi-less and Bayern-dominated 2020 world best XI. In the list, four players from the German giants were included, three from Liverpool, one each from Manchester City and Paris Saint-German also feature and Ronaldo was the player from Serie A to feature in the 2020 world best XI.
The list was released by French sports newspaper L’Equipe in their Monday edition. It was no surprise that Bayern Munich players dominated the lineup after their treble-winning season last year.
In between the sticks is the German side’s shot-stopper Manuel Neuer and teammate Alphonso Davies slots in at left-back position after an impressive breakout season. Elsewhere, Joshua Kimmich pairs with Thiago Alcantara, who switched to Liverpool last summer, while the Champions League top scorer last campaign Robert Lewandowski, who also netted astonishing 55 goals last term, takes the striker role.
Upfront, Cristiano Ronaldo partners Lewandowski after an impressive season at the domestic level with Juventus that saw the superstar score 31 times in 33 games to lead the Bianconeri to yet another Serie A success.
Then out wide in the midfield are Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. The Brazilian star and the Belgian playmaker produced a combined tally of 35 goals and as many assists in the 2019-20 campaign.
To complete the 2020 world best XI are Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, who partner in the heart of the defense.
Meanwhile, there is a notable absence in last year’s world best XI. It’s none other than Lionel Messi who does not feature in the 2020 world best XI as FC Barcelona endured a trophyless season last term.
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