Turkish defender named to Champions League squad of the week

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ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency

Turkish defender Ozan Kabak was named the UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football Team of the Week on February 18.

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Kabak, 20, put in an outstanding performance for English Premier League side Liverpool in a 2-0 victory on Tuesday against the Germans in Leipzig.

The Reds topped the fantasy football team with six selected players including Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Andy Robertson, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

In addition, Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain, Federico Chiesa of Juventus, Suso of Sevilla, Mahmoud Dahoud of Borussia Dortmund and Erling Haaland have also been named.

“The squad is made up of the top performing players of the week in the official fantasy UEFA Champions League game, presented by PlayStation,” UEFA said in a statement.

The star with the lower value is chosen when two or more players are tied on points for the day, he added.

Kabak started his career with Galatasaray in Istanbul before joining Bundesliga VfB Stuttgart in January 2019.

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He joined the German side of Schalke 04 in June 2019, scoring three goals in 42 games.

Kabak completed his loan transfer to Liverpool from Schalke 04 on February 2.

He became the second Turkish player to play for Liverpool after Nuri Sahin, who played for the Reds on loan from Real Madrid in the first half of the 2012-2013 season.

Kabak has played two matches for the Reds.

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