Pitchside Europe

European Team of the Week: February 8-10

You'll be seeing a lot of this man in the next few days. The one on the right, we mean. His name is Cristiano Ronaldo, and he plays for Real Madrid. He scores lots of goals, he thinks he's excellent and he's right.

Cristiano looks particularly pleased this week because he has managed to overshadow Lionel Messi, scoring a hat-trick against Sevilla while Messi rather pathetically managed just a single goal against Getafe.

On Wednesday, Cristiano and Real Madrid play his old team Manchester United in the Champions League. It's going to be ace.

Also in the Team of the Week - Cristiano's friend from Barcelona Lionel, whose team-mate Thiago completed a whopping 142 passes against Getafe. Plus Gareth Bale and his silly goal celebrations make the list.