Serie A player – Atalanta captain, Papu Gomez is among the array of stars like Lionel Mess,Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr named by UEFA in the 23-man Champions League squad of the season.
The list was chosen by UEFA’s Technical Observers panel and naturally focused more on the teams that made it to the Final Eight tournament in Portugal.
Despite making the same number of appearances – eight – and scoring more goals (four to three), Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus was left out in favour of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
The only Serie A representative was Atalanta captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez, who made nine appearances in the tournament on their way to the quarter-final.
Bayern Munich won the trophy, beating PSG in the Final.
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
Goalkeepers: Neuer (Bayern), Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Lopes (Lyon)
Defenders: Davies (Bayern), Kimmich (Bayern), Van Dijk (Liverpool), Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Angelino (RB Leipzig), Alaba (Bayern)
Midfielders: Thiago (Bayern), De Bruyne (Man City), Aouar (Lyon), Goretzka (Bayern), Sabitzer (Leipzig), Marquinhos (PSG), Gomez (Atalanta), Muller (Bayern)
Forwards: Gnabry (Bayern), Lewandowski (Bayern), Mbappe (PSG), Neymar (PSG), Messi (Barcelona), Sterling (Man City)