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European Team of the Week: December 8-9

Atletico Madrid superstar Falcao unsurprisingly leads the line in our European Team of the Week after plundering a remarkable five goals in Atletico Madrid's 6-0 win over Deportivo on Sunday.

"I scored five in a game when I was little in Bogota," said the Colombia international after his feat, "and I got four playing for Porto against Villarreal, but never five as a professional."

Alongside Falcao is Roma icon Francesco Totti, who claimed a brace in Roma's victory over Fiorentina, as well as providing an assist for the Italian club.

There are two rather less starry names in midfield, with Wigan's James McCarthy and Norwich's Robert Snodgrass both included having contributed to three goals each in their Premier League matches at the weekend.

McCarthy scored twice in a 2-2 draw with QPR while Snodgrass scored and picked up two assists in a dramatic victory at Swansea.