#UCLfantasy matchday two: The Scout squad

The Scout's 15-man squad looks to make the most of home advantage in the second round of matches.

Antoine Griezmann is set to lead the Atlético attack
Antoine Griezmann is set to lead the Atlético attack ©Getty Images

After The Scout's matchday one squad brought in a bumper 79 points – thanks in no small part to a hat-trick from captain Lionel Messi – who makes the cut for the second round of matches?

Goalkeepers

There are some standout options on matchday two, with perhaps the most appealing Jan Oblak (€6.0m), whose Atlético Madrid side face a home game against Club Brugge, who are on a seven-match losing streak in the UEFA Champions League. The Slovenian is an (expensive) insurance option should Tuesday's choice of Robin Olsen (€4.0m) not pay off, Roma playing host to Viktoria Plzeň.

Defenders

The Scout's five defenders are shared among the Tuesday and Wednesday fixtures, with three in action on the first evening and two playing on the second. Roma's attractive game against Plzeň means Alessandro Florenzi (€5.0m) joins goalkeeper Olsen as a defensive pick, while João Cancelo (€5.0m) is another with a useful-looking home fixture as Juventus welcome Young Boys. The Tuesday trio is completed by a left-field option, an injury crisis at Real Madrid meaning Jesús Vallejo (€4.0m) is expected to feature at CSKA Moskva. On Wednesday, Atlético's José María Giménez (€5.5m) – a goalscorer on matchday one – and Presnel Kimpembe (€5.0m) are also both potential beneficiaries of kind home games, the latter's Paris taking on Crvena zvezda.

Midfielders

Raheem Sterling (€9.5m) looks to be rediscovering his best form, if recent Premier League matches are any guide, and with Manchester City in need of a win at debutants Hoffenheim, he makes the squad. Two more German clubs are represented, through Bayern's Thiago Alcántara (€8.5m) and Jadon Sancho (€5.0m), the Dortmund midfielder a potential bargain having provided the most assists in this season's Bundesliga. Roma's third selection is Cengiz Ünder (€7.0m), who could well play in a more advanced role despite his status as a midfielder, while Paris's Adrien Rabiot (€6.5m) completes the midfield quintet.

Forwards

As usual, a wealth of attacking options are on offer – and The Scout has gone for three big names this time round. Antoine Griezmann (€10.5m) has struggled for goals so far in 2018/19, so an enticing home fixture with Club Brugge could be just the tonic, while Kylian Mbappé (€10.0m) can also be expected to profit from home advantage as Paris look to get back on track against Crvena zvezda. Mario Mandžukić (€8.0m) is a man in form, and is likely to spearhead the Juventus attack when Young Boys come to Turin.

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