Four players from Bayern, three from Liverpool, one each from Man City and PSG feature alongside the Juve superstar in last year’s best XI.
French sports newspaper L’Equipe released their ‘2020 World XI’ in their Monday edition.
Bayern Munich players dominated the line-up – and unsurprisingly so after winning a treble last season. Manuel Neuer takes the position between the sticks and Alphonso Davies slots in at left-back. Joshua Kimmich pairs Thiago Alcantara, who moved to Liverpool in the summer, while Robert Lewandowski, who netted 55 goals last term, assumes the striker role.
Cristiano Ronaldo partners Lewandowski up front. Ronaldo scored 31 times in 33 outings to lead Juventus to Serie A success.
Out wide are Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. The Brazilian and the Belgian produced a combined tally of 35 goals and as many assists in 2019-20.
Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos partners with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the defense.
Lionel Messi does not feature in the 2020 World XI as FC Barcelona endured a trophyless season last time out.