La Liga threw up some surprising results last weekend, as well as one unsurprising star performance. Check out our team of the week, here!
Daniel Gimenez, Real Betis – seven points
A clean sheet in his first game of the season in Betis colours saw Gimenez’s team on their way to 2-0 win over Eibar.
His exploits in this rare appearance will have him hoping he can vie for a more regular berth in the team.
Victor Laguardia, Alaves – nine points
He may have only secured 21 points over the entirety of the season but Laguardia’s stella performance on the weekend saw him land a perhaps unexpected place in our team of the week.
Having given his side the lead in the first half, Laguardia then went on to keep a clean sheet to boot as his side ran out 2-0 winners.
Antonio Barragan, Real Betis – seven points
In what are perhaps unusual statistics for a defender, Barragan has bagged five assists this season but contributed to just seven clean sheets.
One of them came this weekend for former Liverpool man who is on loan from Middlesbrough- as he played a key role in a resolute performance for Betis.
Ruben Duarte, Alaves – five points
Another to benefit from Alaves’ clean sheet, Duarte is now on eight for the season – seeing him land on 21 points come the final whistle.
The win saw Alaves end a poor run of form as they appear to be safe from any residual threat of relegation.
Raul Navas, Sociedad – five points
Having started his 14th game of the campaign, Navas secures his fifth clean sheet – a fact that highlights how assured he can be when on his game.
Sociedad now sit in 12th place in the table and will be hoping the win is a platform from which they can launch an end of season burst from.
Pablo Hernandez, Celts Vigo – six points
The Celta midfielder marked his 25th game of the season with two assists as his team mate Iago Aspas led them to an inspired win this weekend.
Now 31, the Chilean International has failed to grab an assist to this point, but has secured 25 points.
Adnan Januzaj, Real Sociedad – six points
The Belgian midfielder bagged his side’s second goal in their 5-0 win as he hit three goals and 25 points for the season.
His career may have underwhelmed since he burst onto the scenes at Manchester United but there is now doubting his raw ability.
David Zurutuza, Real Sociedad – six points
Zurutuza secured two assists in his team’s comprehensive victory, an outstanding feat considering he only came onto the pitch in the 64th minute.
The French-born Spanish midfielder has been largely peripheral this season but will home that this performance can but him in the manager’s mind as an inconsistent season enters its final throes.
Sergio Canales, Real Sociedad – five points
The former Madrid and Valencia man has made Sociedad his home since arriving in 2014.
The attacking midfielder opened the scoring for his side as they recorded a resounding victory over Girona.
Lionel Messi, Barcelona – 14 points
The iconic attacker netted a hat-trick in his side’s 3-1 victory over Leganes to put Barca 11 points clear of Atletico.
With 29 goals now to his name, could the Argentine be on the brink of a record sixth Ballon d’Or?
Iago Aspas, Celta Vigo – 14 points
The Spanish international has exemplified how perfect a fit he and Celta are this season, scoring a hat-trick against Sevilla to put him 19 goals for the season.
With 78 points to his name this campaign, it will be intriguing to see just how high he can finish.
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