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European Team of the Week: February 15-17

Gary Medel inspired Sevilla

Gary Medel's dominant display in Sevilla's 3-1 win over Deportivo sees him head our European Team of the Week alongside team-mate Jesus Navas.

Chile international Medel is known as the 'Pitbull', which gives an indication to his combative qualities.

However, he put in an attacking masterclass from midfield at the weekend, scoring twice and completing a remarkable 97 per cent of his passes.

Lionel Messi is rather predictably included as his two goals helped Barcelona come back to beat Granada.

Also worthy of mention is Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic, who scored twice including a screamer in the 4-1 win over Internazionale, with team-mate Adem Ljajic - who also bagged a brace - only missing out because Medel took his position in central midfield.

Our starting XI for Feb 15-17

European Team of the Week, Feb 15-17(Stats from our friends at Opta)