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La Liga

Team Of The Week:

Round 27

Table/Results


GOALKEEPER

Dudu AOUATE
Real Mallorca
TOTW Apps: 1

Real Mallorca registered a 2-1 win against Atletico Madrid, and standing tall between the posts was Dudu Aouate. The Israel international goalkeeper denied Mario Suarez, saved a penalty from Radamel Falcao in the early minutes of the second half and kept out a close-range effort from Adrian Lopez.

DEFENDERS

Javi VENTA
Levante
TOTW Apps: 2


Alejandro ARRIBAS
Rayo Vallecano
TOTW Apps: 1


Angel DEALBERT
Valencia
TOTW Apps: 1


Jordi ALBA
Valencia
TOTW Apps: 3

Levante got the better of Villarreal 1-0 at home to boost their chances of a top-four finish, and Javi Venta was a star down the right flank. The right-back defended well and provided some telling crosses into the Yellow Submarine’s penalty box.

Alejandro Arribas and Angel Dealbert were the two most outstanding centre-backs in La Liga this weekend, with the former coping well against the Real Betis attackers in Rayo Vallecano’s 3-0 home victory, while the latter rediscovered his form in a similar scoreline win for Valencia against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.

Jordi Alba was another crucial player for Los Che, providing the assist for the second goal by making a run deep into Bilbao territory and was also fouled by Andoni Iraola, who was given his second yellow card of the game as a result.


MIDFIELDERS

XAVI
Barcelona
TOTW Apps: 4


Xavi TORRES
Levante
TOTW Apps: 1


Santi CAZORLA
Malaga
TOTW Apps: 1

Xavi exhibited his class in Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Sevilla, opening the scoring with a stunning free kick on 18 minutes. The Spain international played higher up the pitch and displayed his trademark range of passing in the victory.

His namesake, Xavi Torres, was a force in defensive midfield for Levante and scored the goal that led to Villarreal sacking their coach Jose Francisco Molina. Santi Cazorla was the best player at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, as Malaga denied Real Madrid yet another league win. Cazorla’s injury-time free-kick saw the visitors from Andalucia claw out a 1-1 draw to cap off a superb away performance.


FORWARDS

Lionel MESSI
Barcelona
TOTW Apps: 11


Diego COSTA
Rayo Vallecano
TOTW Apps: 1


Roberto SOLDADO
Valencia
TOTW Apps: 6

Lionel Messi's goalscoring ability continues to defy logic; the Argentina international forward netted his 150th league goal for Barcelona against Sevilla with a delightful strike and was a livewire throughout.

Roberto Soldado was once again on hand to lead Valencia to three points. Soldado bagged a superb hat-trick against Bilbao at San Mames in Los Che’s 3-0 triumph to take his tally to 15 goals in La Liga this campaign. Diego Costa was another forward in inspirational form this weekend, as he scored one and created another in Rayo’s demolition of Betis in Madrid.


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