Lionel Messi Gets First Team Of The Week Card In FIFA 19 Ultimate Team
EA Sports has rewarded Lionel Messi with his first Team of the Week card in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team.
The 31-year-old Barcelona captain grabbed two assists and scored a hat-trick in his side's 5-0 thrashing of Levante on Sunday.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner leads Team of the Week as the highest-rated player, with his 96-rated striker card having 90 pace, 98 dribbling, 93 shooting, 34 defending, 92 passing and 66 physical.
Antoine Griezmann is the second highest-rated player in the Team of the Week with a 91-rated striker card.
Former Manchester United star Daley Blind has also received an in-form after he scored a hat-trick for Ajax in their 8-0 demolition of De Graafschap.
Team of the Week starting XI:
- GK: Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach): 86
- RB: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich): 86
- CB: Daley Blind (Ajax): 84
- RWB: Kenny Tete (Lyon): 82
- RM: Hakim Ziyech (Ajax): 86
- CDM: Fabinho (Liverpool): 86
- CDM: Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund): 84
- RM: Nicolas Pepe (Lille): 84
- ST: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid): 91
- ST: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): 85
- ST: Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 96
Team of the Week substitutes and reserves:
- GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villarreal): 86
- CB: Kaan Ayaan (Fortuna Dusseldorf): 81
- RB: Robert Gummy (Lech Poznan): 76
- CDM: Edson Álvarez (América): 79
- CM: Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo): 81
- CAM: Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez (Standard Liege): 82
- CAM: Smail Prevljak (Red Bull Salzburg): 77
- ST: Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina): 82
- ST: Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig): 81
- ST: Diego Sousa (Sporting Braga): 81
- ST: Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al-Nassr): 80
- ST: Danny Ings (Southampton): 81
:speaking_head:️ It's #TOTW 14 featuring 96 Lionel Messi :flag_ar:, 91 Antoine Griezmann :flag_fr: & 85 Gabriel Jesus :flag_br: #FUT #FIFA19 pic.twitter.com/0H0RhcdkcP
- EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) 19 December 2018
Some Twitter users feel that Xherdan Shaqiri should have been included in Team of the Week, especially after he came off the bench and scored a brace against Manchester United.
FIFA 19 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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