Gabriel Magalhaes has made it into WhoScored’s Europa League Team of the Last-16, for his performances in both legs against Olympiacos.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

WhoScored post their Team of the Round for the Europa League Last-16 on Friday, with Gabriel Magalhaes featuring in defence.

The team was largely made up of Ajax players (four) and Villarreal players (two), with one representative from each of Manchester United, Arsenal, Slavia Praha, Dinamo Zagreb, and Granada. AS Roma didn’t get anyone in despite their 5-1 aggregate win.

It’s fair to say Gabriel’s first leg is doing a lot of the heavy lifting here. He scored a goal and provided an assist away in Greece, as well as putting in a very solid defensive performance. He had a decent second leg too, but not quite to the same extent.

Regardless, his away goal and assist in the first leg proved vital. Arsenal progressed by a margin of three goals to two, so those goal contributions were the difference between winning and losing.

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