#UCLfantasy: Internationals in the spotlight

UEFA.com looks at which players impressed in the international break as the search for matchday five pointers starts.

Harry Kane scored a crucial goal for England
Harry Kane scored a crucial goal for England ©AFP/Getty Images

With only two matchdays remaining in this season's group stage, which players have impressed on international duty over the past fortnight – and which are worth considering for your squad?

Harry Kane (Tottenham, FW, €11.0m)

The Spurs striker may have won the Golden Boot at this summer's FIFA World Cup but he was without a goal in seven international appearances before notching England's late winner against Croatia on 18 November to take his side into the UEFA Nations League Finals. Now has five goals in his six appearances for club and country.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, DF, €6.5m)

The Real Madrid captain scored for the fourth international running as Spain lost in Croatia, and is in fine goalscoring form – the penalty in Zagreb made it three goals in four appearances for club and country, all from the spot.

Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim, FW, €7.6m)

Another player in a rich vein of form at club and international level is Hoffenheim striker Kramarić, who found the net in Croatia's UEFA Nations League double header against Spain (3-2) and England (1-2). Has scored in his last four games.

Leroy Sané (Manchester City, MF, €9.0m)

You wait 16 international appearances for your first senior goal, and then two come along in successive matches. Sané got his first goal for Germany in a 3-0 friendly win against Russia on 15 November – four days later, he was also on target in a 2-2 UEFA Nations League draw against the Netherlands.

Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, MF, €8.5m)

Two goals on international duty for another Manchester City player, Mahrez striking twice as Algeria won 4-1 in Togo on 18 November. That made it five in his last seven matches for City and Algeria.

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United, MF, €7.5m)

Another player to hit the net in both his international appearances, the Manchester United midfielder scored in England's 3-0 friendly win against the United States on 15 November and, three days later, the decisive comeback victory against Croatia. It was the first time Lingard had scored in successive games for his country.

Alexis Sánchez (Manchester United, MF, €9.9m)

Got his first international goal since October 2017 as Chile lost 3-2 against Costa Rica on 17 November. Three days later, marked his 124th appearance for his country with his 41st goal, Chile beating Honduras 4-1 in another friendly.

Robin Olsen (Roma, GK, €4.1m)

Already proving one of this season's Fantasy bargains, Olsen kept clean sheets as Sweden won 1-0 in Turkey and 2-0 at home to Russia to seal UEFA Nations League promotion. That made it three successive shut-outs for his country, and eight in 11 international appearances in 2018.

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