Ronaldo named in Gazzetta’s 2013 XI

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dell Sport have named their best XI of 2013, with just one Spanish-based player included.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the only Liga name to be included in the sports daily’s team of the year, with Lionel Messi missing out.

The Milan-based paper have looked to Germany for the majority of the side, with not a single Serie A player picked either.

Keeper: Neuer (Bayern Munich)

Defenders: Lahm (Bayern Munich), Subotic (Borussia Dortmund), Thiago Silva (PSG), Alaba (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund), Hazard (Chelsea), Ribéry (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)

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