The FIFA FIFPro World XI, which doesn't matter but people pretend to care about anyway, was announced at the FIFA Awards Gala, which doesn't matter but people pretend to care about anyway, today.
It was, as it is every year, basically Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manuel Neuer.
Well, and Dani Alves, who played the first part of this year with Barcelona and the second part with Juventus. Here's the full squad:
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Dani Alves (Juventus/Brazil)
The Bundesliga YouTube channel is simply the best, and they've gone and shown that again with this video. Featuring the best goal from each club in the 2016-17 Bundesliga season thus far, this is 10 minutes of quality. Featuring Douglas Costa's screamer for Bayern Munich, a crazy team goal from Borussia Dortmund and a great assist from Chicharito in Bayer Leverkusen's selection, these are all sensational.
No one saw RB Leipzig's season coming. The newly-promoted, corporation-owned club found themselves level on points with mighty Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga heading into their match Wednesday.
After three years with Bayern Munich, and one on loan at Hamburger SV, Julian Green is set to leave the Bavarian giants in January with the hopes of becoming a first-team regular at Stuttgart.
Bayern Munich were only 20 minutes away from dropping points against Darmstadt 98 on Sunday, the team at the bottom of the Bundesliga. With RB Leipzig continuing their breakneck start to the season, Brazilian winger Douglas Costa’s 71st-minute strike was as sensational as it was important.
From all of 37 yards, the 26-year-old broke Darmstadt’s brave resistance with an absolute laser that crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.
Munich will now host Leipzig on Wednesday with both clubs level on points at the top of the table.
The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw took place early Monday morning in Nyon, Switzerland and left us with some very entertaining match ups:
We thought this year might be different. How wrong we were. We thought this might be the year that Arsenal finally catch a break in the Champions League round of 16 and push through to the quarterfinals, ending a six-year round of 16 losing streak. We thought "surely they won't draw Bayern Munich again, that would be too cruel even for the soccer gods".
Arsenal drew Bayern Munich again.