La Liga’s week twenty team of the week from goal.com. What do you think? Any surprises?
Carlos Kameni (Espanyol)
Espanyol might not have beaten Valladolid on Sunday, but it could have been a lot worse, had it not been for Kameni. The Cameroonian goalkeeper made a host of great saves throughout the match, denying Pedro León and Jonathan Sesma on a few occasions.
Daniel Alves (Barcelona)
Another superb performance from the Brazilian on Saturday evening who spent more of the match in the Numancia half than he did in his own. Got an assist for the first goal and was a constant threat down the wing with his determined running and pace.
César Navas (Racing Santander)
Got the all important first goal for Racing against Sevilla but after that most of his work was done at the back, where he was strong in the air and commanded the back line well.
Nasief Morris (Recreativo Huelva)
Rarely has a Recreativo defender made into the team of the week but Morris was brilliant on Sunday as he helped his side to pick up a priceless win against Real Betis with some great tackling and committed defending.
Arjen Robben (Real Madrid)
Is coming into arguably the best form of his career with Real Madrid at the moment and on Sunday evening he was a constant menace to the Depor defence. He was left obviously frustrated that he did not score on a couple of occasions but tormented the blue and white backline, putting in another great display.
Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid)
It can surely be no coincidence that since Diarra arrived at Real Madrid they have started to concede fewer goals each match. The midfielder might not like the comparisons to Makelele but he is playing like him at the moment, with strong tackling and assured passing. Guti will find it tough to get back into the side.
Gonzalo Colsa (Racing Santander)
Like Diarra for Real Madrid, Colsa was the key man in the middle of the park for Racing as he sprayed the ball around, never losing it and remaining calm. Also made some good tackles to prevent Sevilla breaking and seemed to be in the right place at the right time more often than not.
José Jurado (Real Mallorca)
Jurado was the star of the show on Sunday as he scored twice and won a penalty to help his side beat Valencia and lift morale at Mallorca. Gave Raul Albiol a torrid time as he was dragged down inside the box, and also scored with a calm chipped finish and a drilled shot past Goitia.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Messi put a week of transfer rumours behind him as he helped Barcelona to beat Numancia with two goals and some trademark running. Scored the first with a delicate touch past the goalkeeper and the second with a fortunate rebound, but could have had more and was one of the better players for the home side.
Nikola Zigic (Racing Santander)
Is proving to be the best signing of the winter transfer window at the moment and bagged his third goal since returning to Racing at the weekend, when he headed home from a free-kick. Looked a threat throughout the match and also set-up the other goal when he rose to head the ball to Palop from a set-piece.
Roberto Soldado (Getafe)
Started on the bench on Sunday but came on to devastating effect, as he scored three times to seal a much needed win for Getafe. Nipped in after less than a minute of his entrance to put his side ahead after a poor back-pass by the Sporting captain, and then tapped home a cross late on and won a penalty which he also converted. Could have had more too had it not been for some good saves by the Sporting goalkeeper, Iñaki Lafuente.