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European Team of the Week: January 25-27

You again. Lionel Messi is back in our continental team of the week after scoring four goals against Osasuna. There's little to say about the Barcelona man except he's very, very good.

It takes something special to get a place up front, and Mauro Icardi of Sampdoria did just that when he found the net four times against Pescara.

And in a mircocosm of Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid career to date, he does something brilliant (scores a hat-trick against Getafe) and still gets overshadowed by Messi.

No Premier League representation this week, due to the break for the FA Cup fourth round.