International Team of the Week: Euro 2020 Qualifiers

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The international break isn’t for everybody, but we still saw some outstanding performances.

Here is our team of the week – Euro 2020 qualifiers edition.


Goalkeeper

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)

The Milan goalkeeper kept two clean sheets as Italy put eight goals past Finland and Liechtenstein.


Defence

Gergo Lovrencsics (Hungary)

Lovrencsics was brilliant in the surprise win over Croatia, marshalling the tricky Ivan Perišic expertly.

Chris Mepham (Wales)

Are Wales actually good under Ryan Giggs? Chris Mepham was a standout performer over both games.

Samuel Umtiti (France)

The Barcelona defender has struggled for games this season, but marked his France comeback with a goal.

Nico Schulz (Germany)

Schulz has established himself as a reliable option for Germany, with his last-minute goal against the Netherlands a bonus.


Midfield

Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine)

Zinchenko often features at left-back for Manchester City, but he was outstanding in defensive midfield for Ukraine.

Ross Barkley (England)

Barkley reminded everybody of his talent with a brace against Montenegro, after a hit and miss season under Maurizio Sarri.

Eden Hazard (Belgium)

Against Cyprus, Hazard earned his 100th gap, 30th goal and 26th assist for Belgium. Not a bad day at the office.


Attack

Moise Kean (Italy)

Not a bad few weeks for the Juventus teenager. First senior call-up, two starts, two goals.

Raheem Sterling (England)

Sterling just keeps getting better. Four goals and an assist during the break, he is cementing himself among Europe’s elite.

Olivier Giroud (France)

The Chelsea frontman overtook David Trezeguet to become France’s third highest top scorer (35 goals).