La Liga Weekend Picks – Round 12

parteyWith a full card of action scheduled in La Liga this coming weekend, let’s take a look at which players are worth consideration for inclusion in your fantasy teams over the next few days. With some nice fixtures coming up such as Sevilla doing battle with Espanyol, Celta Vigo hosting Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid hosting Athletic Bilbao (on Saturday) there will be plenty to keep you entertained between Friday and Sunday, so without further ado we will adopt a 4-3-3 formation this week and get cracking!

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La Liga Best XI – Week 11

ponsThis past weekend saw a couple of cracking games in La Liga, with Real Betis and Celta Vigo fighting out a thrilling 3-3 draw while Barcelona earned a hard-fought victory at Rayo Vallecano, triumphing 3-2. That win means the Catalans retain their three point lead over local rivals Espanyol at the top of La Liga, while Vallecano are four points adrift from safety, sitting second bottom. With that in mind, let us now take a look at which 11 players performed the respective roles the best in La Liga this weekend.

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Celta Vigo: infuriating but great entertainment

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Sunday night’s thrilling 3-3 draw between Real Betis and Celta Vigo was unquestionably the standout match of the weekend in La Liga, and a strong contender for game of the season to date. It was a thrilling end-to-end encounter packed full of stunning strikes, disallowed goals, the rattling of the woodwork and a sideline scuffle.

For the visiting Galician side, the game served as a microcosm of their season to date – demonstrating their huge strengths and gaping weaknesses. Responding from two goals down with fearsome attacking play before blowing their lead in the final moments, then both creating and allowing clear chances in the dying minutes. Continue reading

La Liga Best XI – Week 5

benyedderSevilla were arguably the stars of this past weekend’s La Liga action, recording a 6-2 away win at Levante. That allowed Wissam Ben Yedder and Sarabia  make it into this week’s list straight away, while there were also some big hits from Alaves as they earned an equally impressive 5-1 win at the home of Rayo Vallecano. Celta Vigo, meanwhile, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Reakl Valladolid. Girona did well to earn a 2-2 draw at league leaders Barcelona, which allowed Real Madrid to catch up some ground near the top following their 1-0 victory at home against Levante. Let’s now take a look at the best players from the latest round of action in Spain’s top flight, using a 4-4-2 system this week.

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La Liga Weekend Picks – Round 5

garcia3Last weekend’s La Liga action saw Girona recording a 3-2 home win against Celta Vigo in arguably the best of the action throughout the Spanish top flight, while Getafe did themselves plenty of credit with their 2-0 win at Sevilla. Real Madrid were held 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao, and Barcelona managed to scrape a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad despite performing far from their best. This coming weekend sees Barcelona welcoming Girona to the Nou Camp, while Real Madrid host Espanyol. Atletico Madrid have a trip to Getafe, while Eibar and Leganes do battle in a match surely worth keeping an eye on. With all that in mind, let’s take a look ahead and see which 11 players to monitor in the next round of matches.

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La Liga Best XI – Week 4

gayaThis past weekend saw Barcelona move two points clear at the top of La Liga following their tight 2-1 win at Real Sociedad, with Real Madrid having dropped points, their 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao ending their 100% start to the campaign. With that in mind, let us now take a look at which players performed best in their respective roles, with a 4-3-3 formation coming this week!

GK – Jaume (Valencia)
Jaume was one of several goalkeepers to keep clean sheets this weekend, but as he would only set you back 2.5m on the Euro Fantasy League game he was the cheapest of the bunch. Solid display in Valencia’s 0-0 home draw with Real Betis.

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La Liga Weekend Picks – Round 4

oblak2Two weekends ago, Barcelona recorded a massive 8-2 victory over Huesca and Celta Vigo earn an impressive home win against Atletico Madrid, this weekend’s lineup is shaping up quite nicely. Atletico will be looking to get things back on track as they host Eibar, while Espanyol hosting Levante could be well worth a watch considering both sides’ early season form. Let’s now take a look at which players to keep an eye on in the fourth round of games in the Spanish top flight this weekend.

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Celta Vigo must target return to European football

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As is often the case, when a leading candidate for the league title unexpectedly tumbles at a less glamorous opponent, it is the losing side that grab the headlines. This played out in Spain as Atletico Madrid’s patchy early season form continued with defeat at Celta Vigo.

The two-goal defeat was comprehensive as the Galician side outclassed Atleti for long spells and played a magnificent pressing game. The front trio of Maxi Gomez, Iago Aspas and Pione Sisto were all predictably fantastic once more. Continue reading

Celta’s unbeaten start continues with Atletico win

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Celta Vigo moved into third place in the La Liga table, with a shock 2-0 home win over Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

The Galicians have adapted brilliantly to life under their new manager Antonio Mohamed, and head into the international break unbeaten in their first three games of 2018-19.

Despite losing a number of key players over the summer period, Mohamed has opted for a youth first policy in his recruitment to fill gaps, and so far it is bearing fruit.

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La Liga Best XI – Week 3

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Another cracking weekend of action in La Liga saw Eibar get their first league win of the campaign against Real Sociedad, while Barcelona put the brakes on Huesca’s decent start with a hammering. We are going to go for a 4-4-2 formation for this week’s La Liga Best XI.

GK - Sergio Álvarez Conde (Celta Vigo)
The 32-year-old was one of a few goalkeepers to keep clean sheets in La Liga this weekend, but Celta Vigo earned am impressive 2-0 home win against Atletico Madrid, so it is a great clean sheet to keep!

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