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La Liga Gameweek 16: Team of the week

A lot of interesting developments happened last week in La Liga. Messi & Joaquin scored a hattrick and Atletico dropped to 7th in the table after a draw. Here we are with the standout performers in La Liga last weekend. 

Last updated: 10.12.2019
La Liga Gameweek 16 Team of the week | Sports Social Blog

A lot of interesting developments happened last weekend in La Liga. The top 4 remained the same. Gameweek 16 started on Saturday when Atletico played a goalless draw against Villarreal. As a result of Atletico’s draw, Getafe & Bilbao are in the top 6 now as Los Rojiblancos slip to 7th. Barca registered the best result of the matchday as they thrashed Mallorca 4-0 at home. Messi is the top-scorer of La Liga (12) after his hattrick against Mallorca, followed by Benzema (10) & Moreno (8). Rodrygo leads the assist chart with 6 assists. After an eventful weekend, let’s check out our standout La Liga performers.

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Formation: 3-4-3

GK - Manolo Reina (Mallorca)

Despite conceding 5 goals at the Camp Nou, Reina was arguably the best goalkeeper this past weekend. He made a whopping 14 saves against Barcelona, 7 of them being diving saves. If it wasn't the 34-year-old, then Mallorca would have conceded 2-3 more goals. He was Mallorca's only positive from the game.

CB - Raul Albiol (Villarreal)

Former Napoli defender, Albiol dropped a masterclass at La Ceramica, helping his team manage a clean sheet against Atletico Madrid. He helped the team in the attack as well as in the defense. He completed the most passes (56) from the game. He also had the most tackles (3) from the game. Albiol also managed 9 accurate long balls out of 10. 

CB - Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

Real Madrid faced a struggling Espanyol side at the Bernabeu and Ramos was up to their task. He was solid in the defense as usual. He managed a passing accuracy of 88\% from the game. He also won all his aerial duels and had 2 tackles from the game. 

CB - Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Another Real Madrid defender in our list, Varane opened the scoring for Real Madrid against Espanyol. He was played through on the left by Benzema after the corner was cleared and the Frenchman guides the ball into the bottom right corner from him weaker left foot. 

RM - Oscar Rodriguez (Leganes)

Leganes won 3-2 at home against Celta Vigo and Oscar was critical in their victory. He scored a brace. He opened the scoring through a brilliant freekick with a right-footed shot into the top right corner. He scored his second through a right-footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Apart from scoring, he created two chances as well. He also has eight recoveries from the game. 

CM - Ever Banega (Sevilla)

Banega's performance against Osasuna was superb. He provided an assist for Munir's goal. He completed the most passes (69) from the game. He also created the most chances (4) from the game. He had 8 accurate long balls from 9. He had 100\% successful dribbles (2). He also won eight duels and lost just one. A dominant midfield display from the Argentinean.

DM - Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)

This was easily the best performance from Busquets this season. He was sharp throughout the game. He completed the most passes (83) from the game with 95\% accuracy. He also created four chances. He managed four long balls (100\% accuracy). 

LM - Ferran Torres (Valencia)

Torres scored at a crucial moment when Levante was trying to find the equalizer. Rodrygo provided the assist for Torres, who scored past Aitor to make it four. Torres also provided an assist for Gameiro's second goal. 

RWF - Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

November's La Liga Player of the Month and the Balon D'or winner scored a hattrick against Mallorca in Barca's 5-2 win at the Camp Nou. He completed the most dribbles (7) from the game. He also won the most duels (9) from the game. Apart from scoring, he created four chances for his teammates as well.

CF - Kevin Gameiro (Valencia)

Gameiro scored a brace to help Valencia come from behind and win against Levante. He headed past Aitor to score his first & Valencia's second. Just two minutes later, he scored through a counter-attack to put Valencia ahead. His quick brace in crucial moments helped Valencia overcome a 2-0 deficit. 

LWF - Joaquin (Real Betis)

Another hattrick hero of the weekend, Joaquin scored a quickfire hattrick in 20 mins against Bilbao that was enough for Betis to grab all three points. He scored his first in the second minute, assisted by Emerson through a cross. He also completed the most dribbles (4) from the game. 

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