PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – Gets the nod in the UEFA Champions League Best XI

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – Gets the nod in the UEFA Champions League Best XI
Naby Keita celebrates his winner against Borussia Dortmund

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Nov 23, 2017. 16:00

Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has been included in the UEFA Champions League XI of the group stages.

The Syli Nationale anchorman makes the cut as one of the best midfielders in Europe's biggest club competition.

Keita has been a crucial member of the squad, especially in their quest to become one of the biggest sides in the European game.

The German Bundesliga outfit recently shocked French champions AS Monaco on Tuesday as they cruised to a 4-1 win.


Keita scored their fourth goal with a neat and a calm finish whilst giving Liverpool fans a glimpse of what to expect next year.

Although Leipzig are yet to cement their place in the knockout stages as they are facing Turkish side Besiktas at home in their last match in the group, he will hope to score again.

They have seven points at number three in the group whilst the Turkish side top the standings with 11 points from five matches.

Media speculation doing the rounds in Europe is that should Leipzig fail to reach the knockout stages, Keita could be allowed to move to Anfield in January.

In the UEFA's Best XI team: Igor Akinfeev (GK - CSKA Moscow), Michael Lang (FC Basel), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Bas Dost (Sporting Lisbon), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain).

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