The most stunning result of the week was Real Madrid’s 2-1 loss at home to Levante which may have sealed the league title for the all-conquering Atletico Madrid who went on to win their 16th match of the season. Diego Simeone’s side are now 10 points in front of Real Madrid and Barcelona and have a game in hand over them.
Barcelona continued their impressive run of wins with a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao. From the last 30 points available Barcelona have won 26. Sevilla are in form in 3rd place and they have won 3 games in a row as they beat Eibar.
There were only 2 home wins in the last weekend of La Liga and 21 goals from 9 games played. Let’s take a look below at the players that made the team of the week. Do you have them?
Goalkeeper: Bono- Sevilla 7pts
Bono makes the team of the week again and he earned his 7 points pulling off some great saves as in form Sevilla beat Eibar 2-0 away from home to keep in contention for a Champions League place.
Defender: Diego Carlos- Sevilla 5pts
Diego Carlos came on from the bench and helped Sevilla to 7 clean sheets of the season. Carlos has been reliable this season and his value is just 6m and he has earned 28 points in total.
Defender: Daniel Wass- Valencia 8pts
Daniel Wass was the unlikely hero for Valencia as he scored the only goal as they beat Elche 1-0. He also kept a clean sheet to earn 8 points this week.
Defender: Jeison Murillo- Celta Vigo 5pts
Jeison Murillo has kept 3 clean sheets for Celta Vigo this season and whilst he has struggled at times and actually has minus points so far he remained solid as his club drew 0-0 away to Granada in a tricky fixture.
Defender: Xabier Etxeita- Getafe 5pts
Xabier Etxeita earned 5 points as Getafe, at home, drew 0-0 with Alaves. The defender has 14 point so far and his value is a real bargain at just 3m.
Midfielder: Joan Jordan- Sevilla 6pts
Joan Jordan earned 6pts as he scored for Sevilla as they beat Eibar 2-0. The player has formly assisted in 3 goals but this is his first of the season for the club and sealed all three points.
Midfielder: Saul Niguez- Atletico Madrid 4pts
Saul Niguez was able to score a goal for Atletico Madrid which got them back into their game against Cadiz. Atletico won the match 4-2 in a very entertaining game.
Midfielder: Toni Villa- Real Valladolid 4pts
Valladolid lost 3-1 at home to Huesca in a disappointing match for the club. But at least for Toni Villa he scored the consolation goal in the 93rd minute and that would have injected some confidence for him going into the next game.
Midfielder: Daniel Parejo- Villarreal 4pts
Villarreal could only draw 1-1 with Real Sociedad at the weekend and Daniel Parejo opened the scoring, but lost points as Sociedad scored. Parejo has played well this season though and has 22 points so far.
Striker: Alvaro Negredo- Cadiz 8pts
Alvaro Negredo was a menace for league leaders Atletico Madrid and the veteran striker scored 2 goals as his team Cadiz eventually lost 4-2.But for Negredo it marked a good personal game and if he can score a brace against the league leaders than he can think to score against any club. Negredo now has six goals for the season.
Striker: Luis Suarez- Atletico Madrid 8pts
Luis Suarez is having a fantastic season and the deadly striker scored another 2 goals as Atletico Madrid beat Cadiz 4-2 away from home and they have now taken a 10 point lead at the top of the La Liga standings. Suarez is the leading scorer in the league with 14 goals, two ahead of Lionel Messi.
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