Barcelona Dominate La Liga Team of the Season
Barcelona, the La Liga winners of the season, have Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, defenders Dani Alves and Gerard Pique, and Argentine striker Lionel Messi in the all-star squad.
Four Barcelona players topped the list of the best 11 La Liga footballers in the 2014-15 season, as chosen by the editors of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) website.
The Catalan team, which won the title, decorated the all-star squad with Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, defenders Dani Alves and Gerard Pique, and Argentine striker Lionel Messi, reports Efe. (Barcelona Much Better Than Real Madrid: Luis Enrique)
Valencia was the second team with this highest number of all-star players based on UEFA's preference with defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Jose Luis Gaya, and midfielder Daniel Parejo.
Colombia's James Rodriguez and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid were included in the team, which was finished off with French forward Antoine Griezmann, from Atletico Madrid, and Polish Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. (Barcelona Look Almost Unbeatable: Buffon)
In addition to Barcelona's four all-star players, its leader Luis Enrique was voted best coach.
La Liga's best 11:
Goalkeeper: Claudio Bravo (Barcelona).
Defenders: Alves, Pique (Barcelona), Otamendi, Gaya (Valencia).
Midfielders: Parejo (Valencia), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Krychowiak (Sevilla).
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Messi (Barcelona), Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)