La Liga Team of the Week: Vela, Villa & Uche shine

In a weekend of 42 goals in Spain's Primera Division, Real Sociedad's Mexican striker stands out following his fantastic four-goal display in the Basques' 4-3 win over Celta Vigo
Round 14 of La Liga brought an amazing 42 goals from its 10 matches at an average of over four per game.

League leaders Barcelona beat Granada 4-0, second-placed Atletico Madrid thrashed Getafe 7-0 and Real Madrid (in third) trounced Almeria 5-0, while Real Sociedad edged out Celta Vigo in a seven-goal thriller - all of that on Saturday.

Sevilla then claimed bragging rights in the Seville derby on Sunday with a 4-0 win over Betis, while there were also great wins for Osasuna, Villarreal, Espanyol, Elche and Athletic Bilbao. Here, Goal looks at the standout performers from the latest action in Spain's top flight.

In goal, Manu Herrera was colossal as Elche upset Valencia in a Mediterranean derby clash, making a number of superb saves to deny the visitors.

In defence, Jordan Loties was immense for Osasuna at Valladolid as the Navarrans took all three points in Castilla Leon with a 1-0 win. Elsewhere, Filipe Luis had little to do at the back for Atletico but was hugely impressive going forward as Diego Simeone's side humbled Getafe. Elche's David Lomban was also excellent in his side's shock 2-1 win over Valencia.

In midfield, Raul Garcia shone with a double and a dynamic display for Atletico and he is joined in this week's selection by Koke, the creative fulcrum for Simeone's side at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday night. Cani was superb again for Villarreal as the Yellow Submarine triumphed 3-0 at Levante, while Xabi Alonso pulled the strings for Madrid in Los Blancos' 5-0 success in Almeria.

Further forward, Carlos Vela is in following his fantastic four-goal show in Real Sociedad's 4-3 win over Celta. The Mexican is joined by Spain striker David Villa, who hit two for Atletico, and Nigeria's Ikechukwu Uche, whose double for Villarreal included one stunning strike.