La Liga Team of Week 37


Following an exhilarating penultimate round of fixtures in which Barca waved goodbye to the prospect of an unbeaten season, we look at the team of the week to arrive from the fallout of the action. 

Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid – seven points

The Slovakian goalkeeper has been exceptional between the sticks for Atleti this season, earning plaudits from across the footballing world.

With his side seemingly set to finish in a more than respectable second position, his 22 clean sheets with just 20 goals conceded is a truly excellent record.

José Gayá, Valencia – five points

The 22-year-old has been a formidable member of a resurgent Valencia side and will be buoyed by his progress over the season.

With 32 starts that have bore 11 clean sheets for Valencia, he will hope that this is only beginning of what will be a fruitful career.

Martín Montoya, Valencia – five points

The former Barca man has accrued 38 points this season thanks in no small part to his four assists and nine clean sheets.

One of these clean sheets came in his side’s hard fought 1-0 win over Girona as Valencia look forward to European football next campaign.

Marcelo, Real Madrid – five points

The Brazilian has had a mixed season this campaign – with very few of his 35 points deriving from clean sheets.

However, his efforts on the weekend were enough for him to secure a spot in our team of the week for match day 37.

Filipe Luis, Atletico Madrid – five points

Another left back whose campaign has not ran as smoothly as he might have hoped, Luis has struggled to retain a spot in the Brazil back line.

However, he has been dependable when called upon, his 11 clean sheets in 18 appearances seemingly aiding his side’s efforts to finish in second place ahead of embittered rivals Real.

Toni Kroos, Real Madrid – eight points

The Madrid midfielder has played a valuable role in his side’s revival in the second half of the season.

With 45 points across the campaign, Kroos will likely prove to be one of the key figures in the upcoming Champions League final.

Samuel Castillejo, Villarreal – eight points

Samu may just be 23 years of age but he’s already a valued member of the Villarreal side.

Whilst they will be disappointed that there strong campaign has not been converted into a Champions League place, he will be encouraged by a campaign that has seen him net five and assist five more goals.

Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona – 18 points

The dream may have died on their unbeaten season, but Phil didn’t let it go without a fight.

His hattrick saw them go down 5-4 to Levante as he hit 99 points across England and Spain.

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid – 10 points

The Welshman is giving his all to be in contention for the Champions League final against Liverpool and put in a fine display in his side’s 2-1 win over Leganes.

His goal put him onto 15 for the season – a record that is impressive when considering his injury plagued campaign.

Wissam Ben Yedder, Sevilla – 10 points

A man that is enjoying a fine, Ben Yedder will be saddened by the fact that it is coming to a close.

Having scored seven ahead of his side’s 2-2 draw on the weekend, Ben Yedder added an eighth as he hit 35 over the campaign.

Boateng, Levante – 13 points

A disappointing campaign for the striker by and large but he came to life in what is arguably the defining game of the season as they inflicted a surprise defeat over Barcelona.

With six goals over the campaign, the 21-year-old had only previously managed eight points prior to a game that will stay in his memory for a long time to come.

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