We are loving Angel Di Maria instead.

Angel Di Maria is like that ex-girlfriend Man Utd and Real Madrid jettisoned who simply got hotter and hotter, and now their fans are rolling sideways trying not to cry themselves rivers. All is not lost in Madrid though with the Galacticos still challenging on all frontiers, while rumoured transfer target Harry Kane buried another double amid Tottenham’s troubles. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 team of the week. 

4-4-2 | Fernarndo Muslera (8.28, Galatasaray vs Real Madrid); Serge Aurier (8.59, Tottenham Hotspur vs Red Star Belgrade), Stefan de Vrij (8.18, Inter Milan vs Borussia Dortmund), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (8.46, RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg), Renan Lodi (8.18, Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen); Angel Di Maria (9.58, Club Brugge vs Paris St Germain), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (8.93, KRC Genk vs Liverpool), Toni Kroos (8.87, Galatasaray vs Real Madrid), Raheem Sterling (10.00, Manchester City vs Atalanta); Lionel Messi (9.79, Slavia Prague vs Barcelona), Harry Kane (10.00, Tottenham Hotspur vs Red Star Belgrade)

FERNANDO MUSLERA

@galatasaray

Player rating: 8.28
Team score: Galatasaray 0–1 Real Madrid
Individual highlights: 11 total saves

SERGE AURIER

@daosanchez13

Player rating: 8.59
Team score: Tottenham 5–0 Red Star
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 4 key passes

Serge Aurier assist Erik Lamela goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Red Star Belgrade, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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STEFAN DE VRIJ

@stefandevrij

Player rating: 8.18
Team score: Inter 2–0 Dortmund
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 109 touches

Stefan de Vrij assist Lautaro Martinez, Inter Milan vs Borussia Dortmund, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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YAROSLAV RAKITSKIY

@zenit_spb

Player rating: 8.46
Team score: Leipzig 2–1 Zenit
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 9 clearances

Yaroslav Rakitskiy goal, RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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RENAN LODI

@renan_lodi

Player rating: 8.18
Team score: Atletico 1–0 Leverkusen
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 3 dribbles

Renan Lodi assist Alvaro Morata goal, Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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ANGEL DI MARIA

@angeldimariajm

Player rating: 9.58
Team score: Club Brugge 0–5 PSG
Individual highlights: 3 assists, 5 key passes

"

My father said to me, 'You have 3 options: Come to work with me. Finish school. Try one more year in football but if it doesn’t work out you have to come work with me.'

And then it was my mother who spoke up and said, 'One more year in football.'"

– Angel Di Maria on almost giving up football at 16 and the turning point

Angel Di Maria assist Mauro Icardi goal, Club Brugge vs Paris St Germain, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Angel Di Maria cross Kylian Mbappe goal, Club Brugge vs Paris St Germain, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Angel Di Maria assist Kylian Mbappe goal, Club Brugge vs Paris St Germain, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Angel Di Maria assist Kylian Mbappe goal, Club Brugge vs Paris St Germain, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN

@alexoxchamberlain

Player rating: 8.93
Team score: Genk 1–4 Liverpool
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 3 shots

Fabinho Tavares assist Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal, KRC Genk vs Liverpool, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Roberto Firmino assist Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal, KRC Genk vs Liverpool, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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TONI KROOS

@laliga

Player rating: 8.87
Team score: Galatasaray 0–1 Real Madrid
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 key passes

"

We started the season poorly but we're still in all of our competitions.

Sometimes we aren't as bad as the media sees us."

– Toni Kroos on Real Madrid's season till date

Eden Hazard assist Toni Kroos goal, Galatasaray vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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RAHEEM STERLING

@mancity

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Man City 5–1 Atalanta
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 1 assist

Raheem Sterling assist Sergio Aguero, Manchester City vs Atalanta, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Raheem Sterling penalty won, Manchester City vs Atalanta, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Phil Foden assist Raheem Sterling goal, Manchester City vs Atalanta, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Ilkay Gundogan assist Raheem Sterling goal, Manchester City vs Atalanta, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Riyad Mahrez assist Raheem Sterling goal, Manchester City vs Atalanta, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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LIONEL MESSI

@leomessi

Player rating: 9.79
Team score: Slavia Prague 1–2 Barcelona
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 10 dribbles

Arthur Melo assist Lionel Messi goal, Slavia Prague vs Barcelona, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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HARRY KANE

@spursofficial

 

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Tottenham 5–0 Red Star
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 7 shots

"

It's my toughest time at Tottenham. When you look at the results it hasn't been easy.

But it's another challenge, it's another challenge in my career, in the team's career, so it's just about trying to overcome that."

– Harry Kane on Tottenham's recent struggles

Erik Lamela assist Harry Kane goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Red Star Belgrade, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Tanguy Ndombele assist Harry Kane goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Red Star Belgrade, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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