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European Team of the Week: Xavi’s passing masterclass

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A passing masterclass from Xavi saw the Barcelona midfielder win a place in our European Team of the Week.

Xavi completed a staggering 129 of 134 attempted passes – 96% - as well as scoring a goal in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Almeria in Camp Nou.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben was also included after claiming a hat-trick in his side’s emphatic 5-1 win over Schalke.

Andre Schuerrle was another hat-trick hero, bagging all three of Chelsea’s goals in a 3-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League.

For the full reasoning for each player’s inclusion from Opta, look at the table below the team graphic.

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