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Champions League Quarterfinals: Player Rankings

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird is the Senior Soccer Editor for RotoWire, as well as a fantasy football and college basketball contributor.

Nick Pitner

Nick Pitner

Nick Pitner writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire. He supports Arsenal FC, the Green Bay Packers, and the New York Knicks, while specializing in those respective sports in his coverage for the site.

The Champions League quarterfinals start Tuesday with some incredible matches that could make for some great entertainment. Here are the fixtures:

Tuesday, April 1
Barcelona (La Liga) vs. Atletico Madrid (La Liga)
Manchester United (English Premier League) vs. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga)

Wednesday, April 2
Paris Saint-Germain (Ligue 1) vs. Chelsea (English Premier League)
Real Madrid (La Liga) vs. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)

Tuesday, April 8
Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid
Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Wednesday, April 9
Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United

Below are our full player rankings for both legs of the quarterfinal round. To produce the rankings, Nick and I drafted against each other, filling a starting XI, plus seven bench spots (two strikers, two midfielders, two defenders, one goalkeeper). I had the first pick, Nick had two and three, I took four, and then we alternated after that. The overall rankings below will show how the draft played out, and then we break down each positions, in case you're looking for that too.

If you have any feedback, such as where certain players are ranked, or if you think we left someone out, please feel free to post that in the comments section below.

Overall Rankings for Champions League Quarterfinals
1. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Borussia Dortmund
2. Lionel Messi vs. Atletico Madrid
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. Chelsea
4. Robert Lewandowski vs. Real Madrid
5. Franck Ribery vs. Manchester United
6. Eden Hazard vs. Paris Saint-Germain
7. Diego Costa vs. Barcelona
8. Gareth Bale vs. Borussia Dortmund
9. Thomas Muller vs. Manchester United
10. Karim Benzema vs. Borussia Dortmund
11. Marco Reus vs. Real Madrid
12. Mario Gotze vs. Manchester United
13. Edinson Cavani vs. Chelsea
14. Arjen Robben vs. Manchester United
15. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs. Real Madrid
16. Koke vs. Barcelona
17. Philipp Lahm vs. Manchester United
18. Bastian Schweinsteiger vs. Manchester United
19. Mario Mandzukic vs. Manchester United
20. David Alaba vs. Manchester United
21. Angel Di Maria vs. Borussia Dortmund
22. Neymar vs. Atletico Madrid
23. Dani Alves vs. Atletico Madrid
24. Pepe vs. Borussia Dortmund
25. Thiago Silva vs. Chelsea
26. Manuel Neuer vs. Manchester United
27. Cesc Fabregas vs. Atletico Madrid
28. Gerard Pique vs. Atletico Madrid
29. Salvatore Siriglu vs. Chelsea
30. Wayne Rooney vs. Bayern Munich
31. Marcelo vs. Borussia Dortmund
32. Rafinha vs. Manchester United
33. Branislav Ivanovic vs. Paris Saint-Germain
34. Alex vs. Chelsea
35. Petr Cech vs. Paris Saint-Germain
36. Thibault Courtois vs. Barcelona

Top Strikers
1. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Borussia Dortmund
2. Lionel Messi vs. Atletico Madrid
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. Chelsea
4. Robert Lewandowski vs. Real Madrid
5. Diego Costa vs. Barcelona
6. Karim Benzema vs. Borussia Dortmund
7. Edinson Cavani vs. Chelsea
8. Mario Mandzukic vs. Manchester United
9. Neymar vs. Atletico Madrid
10. Wayne Rooney vs. Bayern Munich

Top Midfielders
1. Franck Ribery vs. Manchester United
2. Eden Hazard vs. Paris Saint-Germain
3. Gareth Bale vs. Borussia Dortmund
4. Thomas Muller vs. Manchester United
5. Marco Reus vs. Real Madrid
6. Mario Gotze vs. Manchester United
7. Arjen Robben vs. Manchester United
8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs. Real Madrid
9. Koke vs. Barcelona
10. Bastian Schweinsteiger vs. Manchester United
11. Angel Di Maria vs. Borussia Dortmund
12. Cesc Fabregas vs. Atletico Madrid

Top Defenders
1. Philipp Lahm vs. Manchester United
2. David Alaba vs. Manchester United
3. Dani Alves vs. Atletico Madrid
4. Pepe vs. Borussia Dortmund
5. Thiago Silva vs. Chelsea
6. Gerard Pique vs. Atletico Madrid
7. Marcelo vs. Borussia Dortmund
8. Rafinha vs. Manchester United
9. Branislav Ivanovic vs. Paris Saint-Germain
10. Alex vs. Chelsea

Top Goalkeepers
1. Manuel Neuer vs. Manchester United
2. Salvatore Siriglu vs. Chelsea
3. Petr Cech vs. Paris
4. Thibault Courtois vs. Barcelona

And here's how the teams stack up against each other:

POS Laird Pitner
GK Manuel Neuer Salvatore Siriglu
D David Alaba Philipp Lahm
D Pepe Dani Alves
D Gerard Pique Thiago Silva
M Eden Hazard Franck Ribery
M Gareth Bale Thomas Muller
M Mario Gotze Marco Reus
M ArjenRobben Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
F Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi
F Robert Lewandowski Zlatan Ibramhimovic
F Karim Benzema Diego Costa
BG Thibault Courtois Petr Cech
BD Rafinha Marcelo
BD Alex Branislav Ivanovic
BM Koke Angel Di Maria
BM Bastian Schweinsteiger Cesc Fabregas
BF Neymar Edinson Cavani
BF Wayne Rooney Mario Mandzukic