European Team of the Week: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero Lead the Line

WhoScored@@WhoScoredFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2015

Paris Saint Germain's Maxwell, center, celebrates with teammates Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti after scoring a goal, during his League One soccer match against Guingamp, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is WhoScored.com's European player of the week after his delightful display in Paris Saint-Germain's 6-0 thumping of Guingamp on Friday night.

Ibrahimovic, who makes a second successive appearance in our team of the week, netted twice from four shots on target and registered two assists from three key passes as the Parisian side reaffirmed their status as France's dominant side.

Sergio Aguero partners Ibrahimovic in attack. The Argentinian put in a ruthless shift as Manchester City romped to a 6-0 win of their own over QPR.

The in-form frontman bagged a hat-trick in Sunday’s victory over the Hoops and was on hand to provide an assist for James Milner's goal 20 minutes from time.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 10:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 10, 2015 in Manchester, En
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Three key passes and two successful dribbles contributed to our man-of-the-match award for Aguero at the Etihad Stadium over the weekend.

Another man in our XI to net a hat-trick is Edinson Cavani. The Uruguay international got the ball rolling for PSG against Guingamp, with the first of his three goals coming after just two minutes.

Three of Cavani's four shots on target found their way past Jonas Lossl, with the former Napoli star in rampant form for Laurent Blanc's side at present.

PSG team-mate Marco Verratti also stars in the European team of the week after his hugely influential display in the middle of the park against Guingamp.

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The young Italian registered two assists from just three key passes and found a PSG player with 92.7 percent of his 136 attempted passes.

When not in possession, Verratti was effective at winning the ball back for his side, making eight tackles in the victory.

Ligue 1 counterpart Nicolas Benezet stars alongside Verratti in the middle of the park. The 24-year-old has impressed since securing his loan switch to Caen, with his performance in the surprise 3-0 win over Lyon representing the attacker's best so far.

Benezet netted a first-half brace, with two of his four shots on target hitting the back of the net. Two key passes and three successful dribbles contributed to his perfect rating of 10.

Patrick Herrmann features on the right flank following his man-of-the-match display in Borussia Monchengladbach's 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

The 24-year-old provided the assist for Max Kruse's opener in Saturday’s fixture before getting on the score sheet with 10 minutes to play.

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Three key passes, four successful dribbles and two tackles saw Herrmann play a key role in a victory for Gladbach, which guaranteed them Champions League football next season.

Like Ibrahimovic, Aleksandar Kolarov also stars in the best-rated European XI for the second week running.

The Serb has impressed since coming into the Manchester City side after Gael Clichy's injury and turned in another impressive performance at the weekend.

Kolarov netted City's second goal in Sunday’s 6-0 win over QPR and was a constant offensive threat over the 90 minutes.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 10:  Aleksandar Kolarov (L) of Manchester City scores his team's second goal from a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 10, 2015 in Manch
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A majority of City's attacks came down his side of the pitch (36 percent), as the left-back pressed forward at any given opportunity.

Not to be caught out of position, though, Kolarov ensured he performed his defensive duties to prevent QPR from netting, making one tackle, three interceptions and two clearances in the victory.

Daniel Schwaab stars at right-back, as Stuttgart gave themselves a fighting chance of staving off relegation with a 2-0 home win over Mainz 05.

The 26-year-old made three tackles, three interceptions and five clearances in the victory and won eight aerial duels to counter any aerial threat from Mainz.

Young defender Aymeric Laporte features at the heart of the back line. The French centre-back registered the assist for Aritz Aduriz's goal in Athletic Bilbao's 1-1 draw with Deportivo, but it was his commendable reading of the game that stood out in the stalemate.

Laporte made nine interceptions in the fixture, while one tackle and seven clearances helped him gain our man-of-the-match award.

Timm Klose partners Laporte in defence, having also won our man-of-the-match award this weekend.

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Klose netted his side's opener in Wolfsburg's 3-1 win at Paderborn on Sunday, while one tackle, 10 interceptions and five clearances contributed to an all-around impressive defensive showing from the Swiss defender.

Lukasz Fabianski completes the team after his match-winning display for Swansea City on Monday night.

The Swans secured an unlikely 1-0 win at Arsenal to boost their chances of a Europa League return, and they have Fabianski to thank for that.

The Pole made nine saves and two cross claims over the 90 minutes as Arsenal were left frustrated by the performance of their former goalkeeper at the Emirates Stadium.

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