Tuesday saw some exciting clashes, shocks, routine wins and quality goals from Germany to England to Morocco. Let us take look at the most impressive stalwarts of the day as the level of quality was too high. Chelsea saw an opponent sent off for a second time this week as Derby's defender Buxton walked. Buxton, on for the suspended.

Formation: 3-4-3

Roman Bürki

Rarely do you get the losing side feature a player in the impressive performance XI but the shot stopper was sublime. If he was having a bad day or the post was not willing to interfere it would have been far worse. Roman made a record 13 saves in the Bundesliga clash and despite losing produced a commendable display.

Filipe Luis 

The former Atletico man was lively. Sound in defense and a thorn moving forward for the Derby defense. His sublime left-footed free kick gave the visitors a second goal, which put them in the driving seat.

Juan Bernat

It was a quality display from the defender, who could have claimed a hat trick. Quiet in defense as there was no threat, but on attack Juan could have played as a forward and impressed. Striking the post a couple of times, including the piece of skill to take a long ball, and then deliver a strike which went in through a Thomas Muller header off the post.

Sergio Ramos

He was having a quiet game until it escalated. The Spaniard opened the scoring for Real madrid at the Club world Cup, conceded a penalty and managed to get a booking. Has now scored in every competition he has been involved in.

Eden Hazard

No one can stop the Belgian as he continues to evolve. Scoring the crucial first goal and providing Derby with problems all evening. Derby players ended up double, and at times triple marking him to stop his threat.

Cesc Fabregas

Back from suspension and took over from where he left off as the Chelsea maestro managed yet another assist to take his tally to 15. Creative genius!

Xabi Alonso

Despite the injury the class was evident in the hour he played. Remember how Chelsea got rid of Frank Lampard? Well Madrid could be wondering how much better they would be if they kept the Spaniard. Pinpoint passes all over the park.

Arjen Robben 
Arjen Robben
He is in the form of his life and is mesmerizing defenses. The Dutch master scored his 100th game in Bayern colors in his 184th game. He was the heart and soul of this side as they go twelve points clear for at least a day. Wolfsburg will face Dortmund tomorrow.

Cristiano Ronaldo

No goals from the World's best player but was pivotal in his sides domination as always. The Portuguese star managed two assist that included a quality cross to a certain Mr. Bale. Not as selfish on the pitch is he.

Marc Mcnulty

The Scottish striker managed to score the decisive goal as Sheffield United continued their fine run in the knockout cups. They will be in the semi-finals and this will be a goal Marc won't forget anytime soon.

Pedro Rodriguez 

A first half hat trick saw the Spanish international compound further misery on Hues a in the Copa del Rey. It was a much needed confidence boost for the out of favor player.

Coach - Nigel Clough

Article contributed by: Benedict Chanakira

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