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Champions League round of 16 BEST XI – Should two Arsenal aces really feature?

With the Champions League last 16 knockout ties now settled, find out which players have made it into the best XI

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GK – Joe Hart (Manchester City)

The England number one saved a penalty in the first meeting and  was fantastic in the second as City crashed out at the hands of Barcelona, so good in fact that Lionel Messi labelled him a ‘phenomenon’.

Joe Hart

RB – Dani Alves (Barcelona)

Solid performance from the Brazilian in both games.

CB – Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)

Italian centre half was immense as the Serie A leaders won 3-0 in Germany against Borussia Dortmund to go into the hat for the quarters.

CB – Aymen Abdennour (AS Monaco)

The Tunisian was a rock in the first game at the Emirates and made a crucial block in the return leg just before half-time as the Ligue 1 outfit progressed.

LB – Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)

Replaced Kieran Gibbs for the second leg and played a huge part in both goals as Arsenal came close to pulling off a memorable comeback.

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