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​Cristiano Ronaldo Snubbed From The European Team Of The Season So Far

​Cristiano Ronaldo Snubbed From The European Team Of The Season So Far

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has missed out on a place in a team of the season based around the best players in Europe's top five leagues so far.

The 34-year-old Portuguese forward has made 21 appearances this season and scored an impressive 12 times for the defending Italian champions.

But Ronaldo, who finished third for the Ballon d'Or in December, has failed to make Goal's European Team of the Season so far.

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The publication's team, which is lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, has Paris Saint-Germain shot-stopper Keylor Navas between the sticks.

According to Goal, the former Real Madrid goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets (12) in all competitions than any other 'keeper in Europe's top five leagues.

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has been selected at right-back, while Reds teammate Andy Robertson has been named as the other full-back for the team.

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Ahead of Navas is a centre-back partnership of Chris Smalling alongside Virgil van Dijk, who narrowly missed out on the Ballon d'Or award to Lionel Messi.

The three-man midfield features Angel Di Maria as a RCM and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne as the LCM in the team.

Real Madrid star Casemiro, who put in a stellar performance in last month's 0-0 El Clasico, plays alongside Di Maria and De Bruyne in the midfield.

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Barcelona superstar Messi, who captured a record-breaking sixth Ballon d'Or, is out on the right wing and Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is out on the left.

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Ronaldo missed out on the chance to lead the frontline due to Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who has been in scintillating form this season.

The 31-year-old Polish star, who finished 2019 as the top scorer ahead of Messi, has scored an impressive 30 times in 25 appearances across all competitions this season.

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Topics: Football News, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Angel Di Maria, Football, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Chris Smalling, Keylor Navas, Casemiro, Virgil Van Dijk, Kevin de Bruyne, Jadon Sancho, Andy Robertson

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]