If you love football, consider this week to be an enthralling one, to say the least. Atletico Madrid taking on Liverpool, Dortmund locking horns against PSG, Tottenham hosting German powerhouse Leipzig, Bayern Munich pays a visit to Stamford Bridge while Barcelona travel to Naples and this is just Champions League. To make things better (or worse, depending on your team) ISL is in full steam ahead and no, you cannot miss a single match.
Picking the players for Nostragamus is going to be very difficult this week and therefore, we are here to help you out with the team of the week
Player: Ferran Corominas
Team: FC Goa
Match: Jamshedpur Vs FC Goa
Table-toppers FC Goa will be looking forward to extending their gap from ATK to 6 points and just like every week, it is their Spanish goal-machine Ferran Corominas who would be in the centre of the plans.
Coro just cannot stop scoring goals at the moment and his 13 goals and four assists in just 14 games will run chills down the spine of any defence. His technical prowess and his ability to always create something from nothing is the biggest asset for the interim manager Clifford Miranda.
Player: Roy Krishna
Match: Bengaluru FC vs ATK
The battle-royale of this season's ISL trophy hunt. This is going to be one of the most crucial matches in the run for the championship. Bengaluru FC, powered by captain Sunil Chhetri, would consider themselves favourites, but in the midst, cannot forget about one name; Roy Krishna. The 32-year-old Fijian has taken the league by storm this year. He is perched at the top of the scorer's list with 14 goals and judging by his ability to score from virtually any situation, it doesn't seem like he is slowing down any time soon.
But scoring against Bengaluru is going to be a different and difficult ordeal as they have conceded just 11 goals in the league till now. ATK would need to come out of their shocking loss against Chennaiyin FC if they want to cruise ahead and give Goa a run for their money. Can Krishna step up his game and bring his team all three points? We bet he can!
Player: Bartholomew Ogbeche
Team: Kerala Blasters
Match: Odisha FC vs Kerala Blasters
If there is one player who has looked a complete misfit amongst the utter mediocrity of the Kerala Blasters franchise, Bartholomew Ogbeche is the name. The former Paris Saint Germain forward looks lethal every time he receives the ball in front of the goal.
His 13 goals are probably the reason Kerala are not fighting to finish last this season. Although the outcome of the match would not change the table, a brace can see Ogbeche off to the top goal scorer spot, above Roy Krishna.
Player: Kylian Mbappe
Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Match: Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint Germain
Five matches, five goals, three assists and countless defenders ending up with nightmares. That is probably the gist of Kylian Mbappe's run of form in the Champions League. With the absence of superstar Neymar and the advent of new-boy Icardi, Mbappe has taken up the responsibilities of finding the net.
The swashbuckling goal machine would be up against another young kid who is in a similar form, Erling Braut Haaland. While PSG would like to get out of Signal Iduna Park unscathed, their hopes of inflicting any major injury lie with their 21-year-old French World-cup winner, Kylian Mbappe. Can his pace find the answers against the experience of Mats Hummels? Only time can tell!
Player: Sadio Mane
Match: Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Let's just face it, no matter who you are, facing, Liverpool are not someone you want to face at this moment. Diego Simeone and his Atletico side look like a shadow of their past. As they get ready to take on Liverpool, one name would haunt them the most. And no, it's not Mohamed Salah. It is Sadio Mane.
The Senegalese forward has been feasting on teams. His goal against Norwich in the second half shows how incredibly gifted this man is. He has already scored 12 and assisted six this Premier League season. Simeone would have to come up with one of his plans that used to work against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi if he wants to play Liverpool's formidable trio this week.