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After Real Madrid beat Barcelona to the title on Sunday night, Goal looks at some of the poorest performers from the Primera Division in 2016-17

La Liga is over for another season and this time it was Real Madrid on top, with Barcelona finishing as runners-up, Atletico in third and Sevilla in fourth.

Villarreal finished fifth, with Real Sociedad in sixth, while Granada, Osasuna and Sporting Gijon were relegated.

In compiling the Worst Liga XI of the Season, Goal has not necessarily gone with the weakest players in each position, but rather those that have disappointed us the most.

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The line-up is as follows and please tell us know what you think. Who has been unfairly included? Who should be in the team instead? Have your say in the comments section below...

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SALVATORE SIRIGU (Osasuna): The Italian arrived in Pamplona on loan from Paris Saint-Germain as a star signing, but was unable to prevent the northerners from going straight back down to Segunda as he conceded 54 goals in his 20 Primera Division appearances - including seven in the 7-1 defeat away to Barcelona. 

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DANILO (Real Madrid): It is fair to say that Danilo had a much better season that his debut campaign in 2015-16, but the Brazilian is still suspect in defence for Real Madrid and Los Blancos' back line is never as solid when he is in the team. Nevertheless, he started in the 2-0 win at Malaga on Sunday (with Dani Carvajal out injured) and ends the season as a league winner.

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EZEQUIEL GARAY (Valencia): The former Real Madrid defender looked like a good signing by Valencia, but the Argentine endured a difficult season along with his team-mates as the team with the fifth-highest budget in the division finished way down in 12th place. Garay was expected to improve Valencia's back line, but the side let in a massive 65 goals in La Liga.

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LUCAS DIGNE (Barcelona): The €16.5 million signing from Paris Saint-Germain made an encouraging start to his Camp Nou career but he quickly became little more than a bench-warmer. Unreliable in defence and offering little going forward, he could be on his way out in the summer after just one season at the Catalan club.

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MARIO SUAREZ (Valencia): A popular player at Atletico between 2010 and 2015, the Spanish midfielder was another poor performer at Valencia in 2016-17 and the on-loan Watford man now faces an uncertain future. Still only 30, his best football already looks to be in the past and he was unused in each of the last five league games.

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ALEN HALILOVIC (Las Palmas): There was plenty of excitement when the talented Croatian moved to Las Palmas on loan from Hamburg in January, but the former Barcelona youngster did little to endear himself to his new team as the Canary Islanders flopped dramatically in the second half of the season. The 20-year-old did manage two assists in his 18 games, but no goals.

ANDRE GOMES (Barcelona): Barcelona paid €35m plus add-ons to Valencia for the Portuguese midfielder last summer and despite some improvement towards the end of the campaign, the Blaugrana rarely played well with him in the side. With Ernesto Valverde set to take over from Luis Enrique next week, his future at the Catalan club is very much uncertain. 

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JESE (Las Palmas): Like Halilovic, Jese was a player with a big reputation of whom much was expected as he returned to his boyhood club - but the on-loan Paris Saint-Germain winger was poor for Las Palmas in a calamitous second half of the season. Three goals and one assist in 16 appearances do not tell the whole story, although the entire team struggled since he arrived in January.

NICO GAITAN (Atletico): The Argentine winger looked like an exciting addition when he joined Atletico from Benfica in the summer, but the 29-year-old has still not truly adapted and was never close to securing a first-team spot at the Vicente Calderon. In his 23 Liga appearances, he scored three goals and assisted two more, but will need to step up soon if he is to have a future for Diego Simeone's side.

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MUNIR EL HADDADI (Valencia): The young Spain striker was sent on loan to Valencia by Barcelona in the summer, but had minimal impact at Mestalla. The 21-year-old scored six Liga goals in his 33 appearances in the Primera Division and is unlikely to be missed as he returns to Camp Nou following his loan spell this summer.

LUCIANO VIETTO (Sevilla): Sevilla enjoyed a successful season under Jorge Sampaoli, but Luciano Vietto did not. The Argentine striker scored just six goals in his 21 Liga appearances and was not the answer to the side's search for a quality centre-forward. In fact, he was totally eclipsed by the on-loan Stevan Jovetic in the second half of the season.

Worst Liga XI of the season

So, what do you think of the final line-up? Post your thoughts below!

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