Top La Liga Strikers in 2018/19: Iago Aspas

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Apart from a brief switch to Liverpool and some loans Iago Aspas‘ name has always been linked to Celta Vigo and he has just finished the La Liga season on a personal high and had a very good season.

Aspas earned 89 points and was overall ranked as the 5th best striker in La Liga, that is no mean feat for a player from Celta Vigo. Aspas scored an incredible 20 goals from just 27 games, 26 of those games he started in and he also assisted in a further 6 goals.

Celta Vigo were able to keep six clean sheets when he played and he was booked five times over the season. What is remarkable is that Aspas was such a vital player for the club as he was involved in 26 of their goals from a grand total of 53 goals.

In the end Celta Vigo survived and only just from relegation as they finished in 17th place, and there is no doubt that the club remain in La Liga because of Aspas’ goals.

Aspas’ striker ranking for Spain’s La Liga finished at 14th and overall with all the major leagues combined he is ranked at 39th.

Aspas did not start the season off well, in his first game he didn’t score as Celta Vigo could only draw with Espanyol 1-1 and he also picked up a yellow card. In the next game Celta won but again he didn’t score and it meant that Aspas started his first 2 games with a total of -1 point.

But his form soon picked up and he scored points in his next 4 games, including scoring a brace against Real Valladolid in a match that was thrilling and ended 3-3 and he picked up 8 points. His biggest points haul of the season came in the game at home to Eibar which Celta Vigo won 4-0, Aspas scored a hat-trick and also earned bonus points as a consequence and earned a massive 14 points that weekend.

The best period though for Aspas was as the season was concluding and it looked like Celta Vigo could be relegated, both himself and the team fought bravely and in the last 9 league games he earned points in eight of them which ended up totalling 47 points and so more than half of his points were earned in this time period as he went soaring up the rankings.

Aspas only went 8 games in the season where he didn’t score a point and also his worst points total for a match was -1 point, this means that he stayed quite consistent throughout the season.

It’s interesting to note that Aspas earned exactly the same points (89) as he did the season before and at 31 he looks to be finding his best form for Celta Vigo.

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Sevilla keep Champions League qualification hopes alive in La Liga

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Sevilla bounced back well from their 1-0 home defeat to Valencia at the end of March. Since then, they have won two La Liga games in a row, with both games finishing 2-0.

Joaquin Caparros’ men are 5th in La Liga, just one point behind Getafe and a coveted spot in the top four. Three points behind Sevilla are Valencia, the team who beat them on March 31st.

Valencia followed up that win at Sevilla with an impressive 2-1 home victory against Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid. However, they lost 2-0 at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday in a surprise result. Continue reading

La Liga Best XI – Week 12

williamsWith the latest round of La Liga taking place this past weekend, it is now time to cast our minds back and see which players performed their roles the best for their clubs. There were, as always, some quality games on display – Barcelona losing for only the second time this season at home to Real Betis was something of a shock, while Real Madrid made it two wins on the bounce with their 4-2 win at Celta Vigo. We will be adopting a 4-3-3 this week, so let’s get to it.

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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 Weekend Picks – Round 9

cheryshev2The next round of La Liga fixtures is all set for this weekend, and so it is now time to take a look at which players may be worth giving a second look for inclusion into your fantasy teams over the coming days. La Liga bottom club Huesca face a difficult trip yo Espanyol, and while that may prove a tough test for the hosts they do not have the worst goalscoring record in the league. Villarreal, Valencia and Getafe have all been disappointing in front of goal this term, netting just six goals each so far. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, are the only side in the top six yet to reach double figures with their nine successful strikes so far, while Barcelona have scored the most on 10 – just a shade ahead of league leaders Sevilla on 18. Real Betis have scored the least in the league, though, with just five strikes. With that in mind, let’s take a 4-4-2 and get cracking.

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La Liga Best XI – Week 8

navarroEstadi Montilivi was the place to be seen in La Liga this past weekend, with Girona losing at home against Eibar in a five-goal thriller. Brazilian forward Charles had given the visitors the lead from the penalty spot, before two goals from Cristhian Stuani late in the first half briefly turned the game in the hosts’ favour. Anaitz Arbilla levelled up deep into injury time, before a second half goal from Sergi Enrich allowed the guests to leapfrog Girona in the table, shooting up to 12th. Elsewhere, Alaves recorded a hugely impressive 1-0 home win over Real Madrid, while Barcelona were held at Valencia. Let’s take a look, then, at the best XI from La Liga from the eighth round of games!

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Ronaldo’s takeover of Real Valladolid should help the club progress

ronaldoWhen Real Valladolid secured their return to La Liga at the end of the 2017/18 season after four seasons away from the Spanish top flight, few could have envisioned what the immediate future would hold at José Zorrilla. Back in May rumours began swirling that legendary former Brazilian striker Ronaldo could be considering buying a controlling stake in the club, and those were proven correct when he spent around €30m to purchase 51% last month. The 42-year-old is of course no stranger to La Liga, having spent time at both Barcelona and Real Madrid during his glittering playing career – and so having such a big name owning the club can surely only be of benefit?

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La Liga Weekend Picks – Round 8

garcia4With a full fixture list coming up in La Liga this weekend, there is plenty of action to sift through – making the weekend picks this time won’t be the easiest job! There are some cracking fixtures to come, as always – Real Madrid travelling to the impressive Alaves will be worth watching on Saturday, while Sunday’s pick of the matches sees fourth placed Atletico Madrid taking on fifth placed Real Betis. Both sides are tied on points and have decent defences, though the hosts are ahead on merit of having scored three more goals (and conceding one less). With that in mind, let’s go for a 4-3-3 here and see which players are worth considering for you to bring in to your fantasy team this coming weekend.

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Conservative Valladolid make La Liga inroads

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The low scoring form of Valladolid had taken on almost comedy status in the opening weeks of the La Liga season, with no goals in their opening four league games.

However the defensive strategy of manager Sergio Gonzalez may now be paying dividends as his side have started to settle.

As despite limiting his own side he has also worked hard to frustrate the opposition, collecting two 0-0 draws in that run.

Alongside that they restricted Barcelona to a 1-0 win, and only lost by the same score line to Alaves, due to a last minute goal for the Basque side.

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La Liga Best XI – Week 7

detomasFollowing on from some exciting performances and high scoring games in recent weeks, La Liga went through a weekend of something like the status quo without too many majorly surprising results this past weekend. Sevilla did well to record a 3-1 win at Eibar, while El Derbi Madrileño finished goalless at the Santiago Bernabeu. Valencia did manage to reward their fans for the patience shown in the early stages of this campaign by notching up their first win of the campaign, a 1-0 victory at Real Sociedad, and Athletic Bilbao did well to secure a point following their 1-1 draw against Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Utilising a 4-3-3 this week, let’s take a look at the best La Liga best XI from round 7!

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