UEFA denied the accusations that it announced the perfect squad for the 2019 UEFA Champions League, asserting that it did not visit the vote to introduce Cristiano Ronaldo.
Juventus striker Portuguese stars got fewer votes than the other strikers of the perfect squad, finishing fourth behind Senegalese Liverpool striker Sadio Mane and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Barcelonas Lionel Messi.
What prompted the European Union to change the ideal formation and involve four attackers by changing the plan from 4-3-3 to 4-2-4 to involve Ronaldo instead of French midfielder Ngolo Conte, according to the British newspaper The Sun.
A spokesman for “UEFA” responded to the accusations of rigging the results of the fans’ vote: “This year’s formation was chosen to reflect the votes of the fans in parallel with the achievements of the players in the UEFA competitions.”
Cristiano Ronaldo DIDN’T make Uefa Team of the Year – but body ’CHANGED formation to include him’ ahead of N’Golo Kante https://t.co/fK4wF3lBXm
– The Sun – Chelsea (@SunChelsea) January 16, 2020
The perfect squad for 2019 came as follows:
Goalkeeping: Brazilian Alison Baker (Liverpool).
In the defense line: Englishman Alexander Arnold, Scottish Andy Robertson, Dutchman Virgil van Dyck (Liverpool) and Dutchman Matthias de Licht (Juventus).
In the midfield: Belgian Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) and Dutchman Frinky de Jong (Barcelona).
In the line of attack: Argentine Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Senegalese Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Polish Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).
Source: the sun