Kolo Toure and Joe Allen make Europa League team of the week
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) April 29, 2016
Liverpool pair Kolo Toure and Joe Allen were both named in UEFA’s Europa League team of the week for their performances against Villarreal last night.
Neither player has been a regular starter for the Reds this season – and Toure would probably not have played had it not been for team-mate Mamadou Sakho’s doping ban – but they both excelled at El Madrigal in yesterday’s semi-final first leg.
Opponents Villarreal, who won the match 1-0, have three representatives in the team. Goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo and midfielders Bruno Soriano and Denis Suarez all get the nod.
Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla, who played out a 2-2 draw in the other semi-final, have four and two players in the team, respectively.