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European Team of the Week: Madrid’s stars shine

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The European Team of the Week is dominated by stars of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Madrid recorded a 3-0 win over Levante to take charge of La Liga on Sunday and Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo both make our XI after getting on the scoresheet, with Angel Di Maria completing the Madrid trio thanks to an assist.

As for Bayern Munich, they hammered Wolfsburg 6-1 at the weekend but just two of their players were deemed worthy of inclusion.

Arjen Robben makes the cut after claiming two assists while Thomas Mueller is included after scoring two trademark goals.

He is joined in the attack by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who scored a hat-trick for Schalke against Hoffenheim.

For Opta's full reasons for each player's selection, look at the table below the team graphic...

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