Who makes our Europa League Team of the Week?

Finalists Marseille and Atlético both have three representatives each in the semi-final second leg side.

Note: While the FedEx Performance Zone is a form tracker taking into account domestic and European games, the Team of the Week is based purely on the UEFA Europa League matchday in question.

Goalkeeper

David Ospina (Arsenal)
The Colombian kept his team in the game with some key saves as he stopped four shots on target and made another four interventions.
Overall ranking 43rd (+25)

Defenders

Stefan Lainer (Salzburg)
The right-back collected a sixth assist of the season as his team fought back in vain. He made six clearances, won five aerial duels and produced five crosses.
Overall ranking 15th (+5)

Rolando (Marseille)
The central defender was not on the pitch for long but made some telling interventions, popping up with the vital extra-time winner.
Overall ranking 62nd (+60)

Diego Godín (Atlético)
The Atlético defence offered great protection to Jan Oblak, and Godín was an instrumental figure with his 11 defensive interventions.
Overall ranking 16th (+10)

Jordan Amavi (Marseille)
Amavi made eight clearances, won seven tackles and five aerial duels, and blocked four corners in an outstanding defensive display.
Overall ranking 8th (+6)

Midfielders

Diadié Samassékou (Salzburg)
Samassékou did a great job shielding the defence. He made five clearances, won four tackles and three aerial duels.
Overall ranking 40th (+33)

Amadou Haidara (Salzburg)
The Malian opened the scoring on the night and produced ten defensive interventions to help his team fight back – but was sent off in extra time.
Overall ranking 14th (+17)

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
The Swiss international produced 13 defensive interventions and pushed forward throughout, connecting with 21 passes in the final third.
Overall ranking 6th (+4)

Forwards

Dimitri Payet (Marseille)
The mercurial French creator extended his lead at the top of the ranking with his assist for Rolando's key goal. He created six chances and produced six crosses.
Overall ranking 1st (-)

Diego Costa (Atlético)
Scored the only goal in the game as Atlético edged past Arsenal 1-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate. Was the fastest riser on the evening.
Overall ranking 41st (+86)

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético)
Returned to the top three following his assist for Diego Costa's goal, having scored the crucial away goal in the first leg.
Overall ranking 3rd (+2)

 

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